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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 28 Apr 2015

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Buffeting likely at times over higher routes.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Low risk of hypothermia on highest peaks early today unless adequately protected.
Thunderstorms
Isolated lightning strikes possible in any heavy showers, especially on exposed tops and ridges.
Strong sunlight
Moderate UV levels possible at times in any prolonged cloud breaks.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Tue 28 Apr 2015

After a cold start with a slight frost, today there will be some bright or sunny intervals, but also scattered showers. Any early showers will be wintry over the highest ground at first. Some showers could become heavy this afternoon, leading to a small risk of an isolated thunderstorm. Icy at times underfoot at elevation at first.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sleet shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
60% 60% 40% 20% 10% 10%

Visibility

Very good or excellent, becoming moderate or poor at times in any showers, and very poor in any hill fog.

Hill Fog

Well broken or broken at times above 500m in any showers.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 40 gust 50-55 mph this morning

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 becoming Plus 11 Celsius
800m:
Minus 1 becoming Plus 4 Celsius
Freezing level:
600m rising to 700m

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude:
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Tue 28 Apr 2015
Last 24 hours:
0.8 mm
Last 48 hours:
0.8 mm
Last 72 hours:
4.8 mm

Rainfall data provided by the Environment Agency. The Met Office is not responsible for content provided by third parties and may remove this data without warning.

Issued at: 0553 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Wed 29 Apr 2015

A band of cloud and rain will arrive from the northwest across the Peak District through the early hours, the rain becoming heavy at times, clearing away by mid morning. Mainly dry conditions with sunny spells will follow, although isolated light showers are possible. Through the evening any showers will quickly die away, leaving clear periods and allowing temperatures to fall.

Visibility

Very good or excellent, becoming moderate or poor with the rain at times in showers, and very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Becoming broken to blanket above 600 metres with the rain, locally broken above 400 metres across western areas temporarily. No hill fog is expected following the rain.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 30 gust 45 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 3 becoming Plus 12 Celsius
800m:
Plus 1 becoming Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0553 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Thu 30 Apr 2015

Bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers, perhaps heavy and with hail and thunder. Winds becoming moderate or fresh northwesterly on the hills.

Issued at: 0553 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Fri 01 May 2015

Dry with some sunny spells after a cold start. Light to moderate winds over the hills, rather variable in direction.

Issued at: 0553 on Tue 28 Apr 2015

Sat 02 May 2015

Some uncertainty, but expected to be: mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, although some light afternoon showers could develop. Southeast winds, light strengthening fresh later in the day.

Issued at: 0553 on Tue 28 Apr 2015