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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 22 Feb 2017

High risk

No high risks

Medium risk

Gales possible over the most exposed parts during the early hours.
Severe chill effect
Wind and rain will bring a significant chill.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog early and late in the day will make navigation difficult.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Rain may be heavy and persistent at first and again during the evening.

No risk

Heavy snow
Storm force winds
Strong sunlight

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Cloudy and windy overnight with spells of rain, heaviest across western parts. Rain clearing during the morning to leave a mainly dry and bright day with some sunshine possible. Strong westerly winds persisting through the day making it feel cold in exposure. Cloud and outbreaks of rain expected to return north across the Peak District during the evening with the wind easing and turning south to southeasterly.

0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light rain Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
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Often moderate to poor but improving to good for a time during the day.

Hill Fog

Broken above 500 metre early and later in the day. Cloud bases otherwise above the highest summits.

Max wind above 400m

West 30-40mph gusts to 50mph at first.


Plus 7 to 10 Celsius
Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Recent Rainfall

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Wed 22 Feb 2017
Last 24 hours:
6.6 mm
Last 48 hours:
14.4 mm
Last 72 hours:
19.6 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.

Thu 23 Feb 2017

A spell of heavy overnight rain will clear during the early hours leaving rather cloudy conditions, showery rain and strengthening southwesterly winds. Becoming very windy through the day due to the influence of 'Doris' with severe gales or even storm force winds possible over the summits during the afternoon. The freezing level will fall later in the day to around 400 or 500 metres as the wind turns north or northwesterly allowing snow to fall over higher parts of the park. Rain and snow then clearing during the evening with clearer and colder conditions becoming established with northwesterly winds easing a little. There remains some uncertainty regarding the exact track of 'Doris' and therefore where will see the strongest winds and this could also impact the distribution of snow.


Generally moderate to poor and very poor in any snow. Improving to very good during the evening.

Hill Fog

Broken above 400-500 metres at times.

Max wind above 400m

West 50mph gusting 60-70mph.


Plus 6 to 9 Celsius falling to plus 3 Celsius later.
Plus 5 Celsius falling to minus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Falling to 400 or 500 metres through the day.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Cold overnight with the odd wintry shower possible and some icy patches likely to form. Sunny spells through the day with the odd wintry shower, falling as snow above around 400 metres. Feeling quite cold with a brisk westerly wind. Cloud building from the west during the evening ahead of the next frontal system.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Milder, wet and windy conditions developing overnight perhaps preceded by some snow over the highest summits. Drier for a time during the morning but remaining windy with strong southwesterly winds, perhaps reaching gale force. Another spell of heavy rain is likely later before clearer conditions follow with winds easing a little. Freezing level rising above the summits.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Mainly dry overnight and to start the day but rather cloudy. Southwesterly winds strengthening through the day with a band of heavy, showery rain possible through the afternoon. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0354 on Wed 22 Feb 2017