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Peak District

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 30 Mar 2017

High risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Extensive hill fog at first on southerly facing upslopes, 300m or lower at times. Improving later.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Cloudy through the morning with patchy rain and drizzle, but these will tend to weaken into the afternoon. with improving conditions anticipated. Some bright periods developing, especially in the east of the park. Extensive hill fog patches in the morning gradually lifting and largely dispersing into the afternoon.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Drizzle Drizzle
Precipitation probability
40% 40% 40% 20% 20% 20%

Visibility

Occasionally poor rain or drizzle, and very poor in hill fog through the morning. Improving conditions into the afternoon and becoming generally good.

Hill Fog

Extensive hill fog patches in the morning, more especially on southerly facing upslopes, and lowering below 300m at times. Late morning and into early afternoon, the hill fog patches should lift and largely disperse, perhaps with just some ragged patches remaining on the high summits.

Max wind above 400m

South to southwest 25mph gusts 35mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 17 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude:
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
0300 on Thu 30 Mar 2017
Last 24 hours:
4.4 mm
Last 48 hours:
7.4 mm
Last 72 hours:
7.4 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.

Fri 31 Mar 2017

A further band of cloud and showery rain is expected to cross the park from the west through the morning, accompanied by an increased risk of hill fog patches for a time. Improving conditions are then expected to follow into the afternoon, becoming mostly dry with some sunny intervals, and just a few light showers.

Visibility

Moderate in rain, and very poor in hill fog patches in the morning, but improving to mainly good or very good by afternoon.

Hill Fog

Hill fog patches, mainly above 500m, for a time through the morning, but these should largely disperse into the early afternoon, perhaps with just some ragged patches remaining across the highest summits.

Max wind above 400m

South to southwest 25mph gusts 35mph at first, gradually moderating.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 17 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Sat 01 Apr 2017

Some sunny intervals, but also with a good number of showers expected to develop, these turning heavy with a risk of thunder and hail. Hill fog patches should be limited to the high peaks, and in association with heavier showers. Winds moderate south or southwest west veering westerly. Freezing levels above the summits.

Sun 02 Apr 2017

A colder start with v alley mist and fog patches. Any early well broken fog or hill fog patches will soon disperse to leave a fine and dry day with good visibilities. Winds light to moderate west backing southwest. Freezing levels above the summits.

Mon 03 Apr 2017

An increased risk of hill fog patches developing through the day, along with freshening southwesterly winds, and later some occasional rain and drizzle. Freezing levels above the summits.

Issued at: 0416 on Thu 30 Mar 2017