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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 02 Mar 2015

High risk

Gales
Gales across the peaks, giving considerable buffeting at times.

Medium risk

Severe chill effect
Temperatures below freezing and gales on the peaks, with a considerable risk of hypothermia.

Low risk

Blizzards
Possible near zero visibility in any heavy snow showers on Monday evening.
Thunderstorms
Possible lightning strikes on exposed tops and ridges in any heavy showers.

No risk

Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 02 Mar 2015

Scattered snow showers this morning, giving a further covering at elevation, and a temporary dusting at low levels. Some bright or sunny intervals this morning, but more especially this afternoon when it should become mostly dry. Further wintry showers likely to spread from the west this evening, perhaps heavy and thundery. Freezing at all levels early today, with frost persisting on the hills throughout, giving icy conditions underfoot.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy snow shower night Light snow shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy snow shower night Light snow shower night
Precipitation probability
60% 30% 10% 20% 40% 60%

Visibility

Very good or excellent, becoming moderate or poor at times in showers. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Occasionally broken around 500m in showers early today and again this evening.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 45 gust 55 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 becoming Plus 6 Celsius
800m:
Minus 1 Celsius
Freezing level:
500m

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude:
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Mon 02 Mar 2015
Last 24 hours:
0.0 mm
Last 48 hours:
1.6 mm
Last 72 hours:
1.6 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.

Issued at: 0442 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Scattered snow showers are expected overnight and during Tuesday, but increasingly falling as rain or sleet at lower levels during the morning, before becoming more isolated through the afternoon and evening. Some sunny intervals, but frosty at all levels early in the day, with frost persisting all day at higher elevations. Therefore icy conditions will persist underfoot, along with a significant wind chill.

Visibility

Very good or excellent, becoming moderate or poor in any showers. Very poor in hill fog.

Hill Fog

Occasionally broken around 500m in showers early in the day.

Max wind above 400m

Westerly 45 gust 55 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 2 becoming Plus 6 Celsius
800m:
Minus 2 becoming Zero Celsius
Freezing level:
At all levels early in the day, rising to 600m by mid-afternoon.

Issued at: 0442 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Wed 04 Mar 2015

Sunny intervals and occasional wintry showers, but showers dying out in the afternoon. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds across the hills with significant wind chill. Frosty early and again overnight.

Issued at: 0442 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Thu 05 Mar 2015

Early frost then increasingly cloudy and less cold, with some outbreaks of light rain likely by evening. Winds becoming strong southwesterly on the hills, with hill fog developing, especially across western areas.

Issued at: 0442 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Fri 06 Mar 2015

Currently mainly dry and cloudy conditions, with light winds and milder temperatures compared to recent days, are expected. Some bright spells may occur, especially in the morning, whilst there is also a chance of occasional light rain and drizzle, particularly later in the day. Hill fog is likely.

Issued at: 0442 on Mon 02 Mar 2015