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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 25 Feb 2017

High risk

Winds will gust to 55 to 60 mph for a time.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog will become widespread with cloud bases around 300 metres.

Medium risk

No medium risks

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Low temperatures at first with gales giving a significant wind chill.
Heavy persistent rain
Occasional periods of heavy rain likely.

No risk

Heavy snow
Storm force winds
Strong sunlight

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Cloudy with some periods of heavy rain, although rain becoming lighter later. Misty with sometimes widespread hill fog as cloud bases lower to around 300 to 400 metres. Feeling very cold in strong winds or gales.

0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
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Precipitation probability
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Very poor in widespread hill fog. Locally moderate in rain at low levels.

Hill Fog

Cloud bases will be around 300 to 400 metres in periods of heavy rain with widespread or extensive hill fog.

Max wind above 400m

Southwest winds will reach gale force with gusts to 55 mph, perhaps locally 60 mph in prone spots.


Plus 10 Celsius
Plus 2 bec 5 Celsius
Freezing level:
Will be just above the summits at first, then lifting.

Recent Rainfall

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Sat 25 Feb 2017
Last 24 hours:
4.2 mm
Last 48 hours:
24.8 mm
Last 72 hours:
42.4 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.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Conditions will temporarily improve during the early hours and morning with rain clearing and cloud bases lifting. Patchy drizzle may persist on windward slopes. Winds will moderate for a time with some bright spells, especially in the east. However, another band of heavy rain and gales will return during the afternoon, and persist through much of the evening.


Becoming mainly good with patchy hill fog above 700 metres. Becoming very poor again later with widespread hill fog.

Hill Fog

Patches of hill fog are likely on hills above 700 metres during the morning. Widespread hill fog will return during the afternoon with cloud bases around 300 metres.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly strong to gale with gusts increasing to 60 mph for a time during the afternoon.


Plus 10 Celsius
Plus 2 Celsius
Freezing level:
Will be just above the peaks.

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A cold day with sunny spells and sleet or snow showers at altitude as the freezing level lowers to 600 metres. Hill fog will be patchy at 600 metres in showers, and showers occasionally heavy with a risk of lightning. Southwest winds will be strong at times giving a significant wind chill. Icy conditions are likely at higher elevations.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A similar day to Monday with further wintry showers. Patches of hill fog are likely in showers. Some bright or sunny spells are expected, especially in the east. Feeling very cold with sub-zero temperatures across the summits and strong westerly winds. A frost may form overnight.

Wed 01 Mar 2017

Frosty at first at low levels as brisk or strong winds ease. Often dry, but with a few light showers. Milder later with a further band of rain. Winds will be fresh or strong.

Issued at: 0403 on Sat 25 Feb 2017