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Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 10 Feb 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Low temperatures will feel colder still when considered with the northwesterly wind.

No risk

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

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Rather cloudy and cold during the early hours, with the wind direction such that early rain or sleet showers may graze the extreme south of the park for a time. However, as the day progresses, sunny spells will become more commonplace. By the end of the day, winds with a more westerly tack may bring a few late showers to southern parts once again, possibly falling as sleet over the tops in isolated heavier bursts.

Time
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Weather
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Precipitation probability
40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 40% 30% 0%

Visibility

Very good.

Hill Fog

Well-broken around the highest ground, soon becoming nil.

Max wind above 400m

Northwesterly 35mph, easing during daylight hours.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 becoming plus 6 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
800 metres.

Recent Rainfall

Location:
Cat & Fiddle (midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude:
511 m
Rainfall measured at:
1500 on Tue 9 Feb 2016
Last 24 hours:
12.2 mm
Last 48 hours:
20.2 mm
Last 72 hours:
32.2 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 11 Feb 2016

A cold and fine start, with a widespread frost likely. Much of Thursday should see pleasant walking conditions given sensible precautions for the low temperatures and possibility of ice, with winds much lighter than of late. Winds should strengthen southeasterly during the evening, with cloud closing in.

Visibility

Very good.

Hill Fog

None expected.

Max wind above 400m

Increasing southeasterly 20mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 2 becoming 6 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
800m.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Lower confidence for this whole three-day period. Friday probably rather cloudy at times with some limited brighter spells but also strong southeasterly winds. A band of precipitation should lie to the southwest for much of the day.

Sat 13 Feb 2016

The present most likely scenario is for a mostly dry but windy and rather cloudy Saturday, with a weather system near to the southwest of the UK bringing cold easterlies to the area. This set-up is finely balanced and keeping abreast of the latest forecast is advised.

Sun 14 Feb 2016

Probably another cloudy and windy day, with near-gales from between southeast and northeast as the weather system skirts southern Britain.

Issued at: 1641 on Tue 09 Feb 2016