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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 28 Mar 2015

High risk

Gales
Southwesterly winds will reliably exceed gale force at height.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog will be much more extensive than of late - to 300m during the morning on windward slopes.
Heavy persistent rain
Two periods of heavier rain during the morning will likely be separated by a lull with some drizzle

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Although temperatures will be higher than of late, the strong wind and rain will .

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Dry at midnight, cloud will thicken and lower through the early hours, bringing gales and a spell of heavy rain into the dawn period. Hill fog will be extensive, with occasional drizzle possible as the rain eases for a time. A second spell of heavy rain will then sweep through from the west late morning. Brighter, fresher conditions will then gradually develop from lunch, with a risk of isolated blustery showers seeing out the afternoon.

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Visibility

Moderate or poor improving to very good. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

More extensive and long-lasting than of late, broken down to 300m on windward slopes during the morning. Rising clear of the summits and breaking into the afternoon.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly 45mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 becoming 13 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 4 becoming 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the peaks throughout.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude:
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
1500 on Fri 27 Mar 2015
Last 24 hours:
0.0 mm
Last 48 hours:
2.2 mm
Last 72 hours:
8.4 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: 1610 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Sun 29 Mar 2015

A similarly wet and windy day to Saturday, with winds remaining strong. The east of the park is likely to see the best of brighter intervals, with these more prevalent into the afternoon. Compared to Saturday however, spells of rain are likely to persist for longer, with a less distinct improvement expected during the afternoon.

Visibility

Moderate improving to very good. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Broken around 500m, lifting and breaking into the afternoon.

Max wind above 400m

Southwesterly 40mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 becoming 10 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 5 becoming 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the peaks.

Issued at: 1610 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Bright and breezy to start, with a touch of frost possible in shelter, perhaps too some isolated showers. Soon becoming generally cloudy with winds strengthening ahead of a spell of rain, perhaps clearing later, although westerly gales will strengthen. The freezing level will stay above the peaks.

Issued at: 1610 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Tue 31 Mar 2015

A brighter but colder day, with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These showers may feed in from the Irish Sea to more frequently affect some exposed western areas, perhaps falling as sleet or temporary wet snow at height. The freezing level falling to the higher summits by evening.

Issued at: 1610 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Wed 01 Apr 2015

A similar day to Tuesday, bright but windy with gales and further blustery showers, particularly during the morning. The freezing level will start near the higher peaks, rising clear later.

Issued at: 1610 on Fri 27 Mar 2015