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Updated: 0832 on Fri 1 Aug 2014
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Peak District: latest wind

Friday, 1 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0455 on Friday, 1 August 2014

Overview for Friday

Showers developing through the morning, turning persistent and heavier by evening.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Higher slopes likely to see hill fog as rain sets in.
Thunderstorms Low Low risk of rain turning thundery late in the day.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Exposure to moderate UV levels possible during any sunny spells.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: Peak District



Mostly dry with clear spells through the early hours of Friday. Cloud will build through the day with showers developing through the morning, then more persistent rain developing during the afternoon, turning heavier with a chance of thunder late afternoon onwards.


Generally very good but moderate in rain or showers, locally very poor in hill fog patches later.

Hill fog

Well broken or broken bases developing above 600 meters late in the day as rain becomes persistent.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southwesterly 20 to 25 mph turning southerly and easing late in the day.


Valleys Plus 12 Celsius rising to plus 20 Celsius.
600 m Plus 12 to 15 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the highest summits.



A fairly miserable day is likely with persistent and at times heavy rain through much of the day. Though the rain may ease at times, and dry or bright spells will be short lived. Extensive hill fog can be expected on higher slopes.


Generally moderate to poor, perhaps briefly good should the rain ease for a time.

Hill fog

Broken or blanket bases likely for much of the day above 400 meters, perhaps lifting to 600 meter through daylight hours.

Maximum winds above 400m

Southeasterly to southerly 10 to 15 mph, falling light and variable by mid morning.


Valleys Plus 13 Celsius rising to plus 19 Celsius.
600 m Plus 12 Celsius becoming Plus 14 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the highest summits.



The persistent and heavy rain should gradually clear during Sunday morning. The afternoon will become dry with sunny spells developing. Strong winds for a time, possibly gale force on higher, exposed slopes, the winds easing towards evening.


Plenty of fine and dry weather is likely on Monday, though a light shower is possible. Mainly light winds so feeling warm in any lengthy spells of sunshine.


Similar to Monday with a good deal of fine, dry weather and just the odd light shower. Winds again light so feeling warm.

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)

Altitude 511 metres

Rainfall measured at 03:00 Friday, 01 August 2014

  • Last 24 hours 0.2 mm
  • Last 48 hours 0.2 mm
  • Last 72 hours 0.2 mm

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