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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 23 Dec 2014

High risk

Gale force southwest winds will give considerable buffeting, especially on west facing peaks/ridges

Medium risk

Heavy persistent rain
Rain becoming persistent, and at times heavy, especially on west facing slopes/peaks.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Despite relatively mild air temperatures, gales combined with heavy rain will give enhanced chill
Persistent extensive hill fog
Persistent hill fog likely to be restricted to the higher western peaks.

No risk

Heavy snow
Storm force winds
Strong sunlight

Tue 23 Dec 2014

Rain, initially light and intermittent, is likely to become persistent, and at times heavy, after midday, more especially on west facing peaks. The rain will be accompanied by gale force southwest winds over the higher peaks.

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Precipitation probability
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Generally moderate to poor but perhaps occasionally good in the east. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Persistent hill fog is likely to be restricted to the higher western peaks.

Max wind above 400m

Southwest 35-45mph, gusts 40-50mph.


Between plus 8 Celsius and plus 11 Celsius.
Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits throughout.

Recent Rainfall

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
1500 on Mon 22 Dec 2014
Last 24 hours:
1.8 mm
Last 48 hours:
2.6 mm
Last 72 hours:
10.2 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: 1744 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Wed 24 Dec 2014

A much brighter, but colder day is in prospect with sunny intervals and isolated wintry showers. Winds still strong and giving a significant chill over the peaks, combined with the lower temperatures.


Generally very good or excellent, but moderate in wintry showers.

Hill Fog

Brief hill fog patches possible on the higher peaks associated with any wintry showers.

Max wind above 400m

West to northwest 35-45mph.


Plus 2 Celsius, rising to Plus 6 Celsius.
Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Just above summits.

Issued at: 1744 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Thu 25 Dec 2014

Clear spells overnight, but still with a chance of an isolated wintry shower. These will die out, with bright and mostly dry conditions becoming established. Winds decreasing through the day, becoming light by evening to allow a frost to develop soon after dusk.

Issued at: 1744 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Fri 26 Dec 2014

Cold and clear overnight with a sharp frost forming. A dry, clear start to the day, however sunshine is likely to turn increasingly hazy through the morning as cloud thickens from the west. Rain, some heavy, accompanied by renewed gales over the peaks, is likely by evening, perhaps initially falling as snow for a very brief time.

Issued at: 1744 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Sat 27 Dec 2014

Uncertainty remains for this period. However, a spell of gale or severe gale force winds seems likely for a time, along with some heavy rain, which may be replaced by colder conditions with wintry showers.

Issued at: 1744 on Mon 22 Dec 2014