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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 01 Apr 2015

High risk

Gales across the Peaks, giving considerable buffeting.

Medium risk

Severe chill effect
Temperatures remaining around freezing on the summits, giving a risk of hypothermia and frostbite.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Risk of significantly reduced visibility over the hills by evening, giving navigation difficulties.

Low risk

No low risks

No risk

Heavy snow
Storm force winds
Heavy persistent rain
Strong sunlight

Wed 01 Apr 2015

Some clear spells and just the odd shower overnight. Bright or sunny intervals and scattered showers at first on Wednesday, with some sleet or snow over the Peaks. Cloud thickening and lowering from late morning with showers merging to give some more general rain in the afternoon and evening, with further sleet or wet snow for a time over the summits. Temperatures around freezing over the Peaks with significant wind chill and frosty conditions underfoot.

0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light shower night
Precipitation probability
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Very good or excellent, becoming moderate or poor at times in showers, and more generally by evening. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Locally well broken around 600m in early showers, becoming blanket by evening.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 45 gust 55 mph in the morning


Plus 1 becoming Plus 7 Celsius
Minus 1 becoming Plus 1 Celsius
Freezing level:
500m rising to 700m

Recent Rainfall

Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Wed 01 Apr 2015
Last 24 hours:
8.4 mm
Last 48 hours:
37.0 mm
Last 72 hours:
55.4 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.

Issued at: 0340 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Thu 02 Apr 2015

Overnight showers dying out with some clear spells by morning. Much of Thursday should be dry with some bright or sunny spells after the clearance of any early mist, but thickening cloud is likely to bring some outbreaks of rain from the west later in the afternoon and evening.


Moderate in any early mist and in rain later, otherwise very good. Very poor in hill fog later.

Hill Fog

No significant hill fog expected for much of the day, but broken above 500m by the evening.

Max wind above 400m

Northwesterly 30 mph early in the day


Plus 3 becoming Plus 9 Celsius
Zero becoming Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level:
600m, lifting above the summits during the morning.

Issued at: 0340 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Fri 03 Apr 2015

Cloudy at first with outbreaks of rain and extensive fog on the hills, but becoming drier and brighter later. Winds on the summits rather variable at first but likely to become fresh or strong northwesterly later.

Issued at: 0340 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Sat 04 Apr 2015

A dry day is likely across the Park with some bright or sunny spells. Winds expected to be moderate northwesterly across the Peaks.

Issued at: 0340 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Sun 05 Apr 2015

With high pressure expected across much of the UK, Easter Sunday is likely to remain dry, settled, but rather cloudy across the Park, with light to moderate winds.

Issued at: 0340 on Wed 01 Apr 2015