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Peak District - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Peak District over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for poor conditions at times Tuesday onwards, but lower for rainfall detail.

  • This evening
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Further outlook

Sunday 25 June 2017

Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: New

Dry with clear periods developing.

Monday 26 June 2017

Weather hazards

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Strong sunlight has a heightened effect at altitude with a higher risk of sunburn and eye damage. High temperatures, especially when combined with high humidity, may lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Snow-covered terrain will increase the effect of harmful UV rays, especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block and good quality eye-protection even on overcast days.

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Forecast

Mostly dry and bright. Some evening rain.

Weather

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Weather at 600m Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Chance of precipitation at 600m 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 10% 20%

Wind speed and direction

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m W 12 17 W 12 16 W 10 14 W 8 13 W 8 12 W 5 9 E 4 6 E 11 16
300m W 8 12 W 7 10 W 6 9 W 5 9 W 5 9 W 4 7 E 3 5 E 9 16
Valley W 4 12 W 3 8 W 3 7 W 4 9 W 5 10 W 3 6 E 3 7 E 8 16

Temperature

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
300m 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Valley 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °

Feels like temperature

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Altitude above mean sea level
600m 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 9 °
300m 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 °
Valley 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 °

Freezing level

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Freezing level i 1,600 m 1,600 m 1,500 m 1,500 m 1,800 m 2,600 m 3,000 m 2,900 m
Sunrise: 04:40
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: New

Weather

A dry morning with some sunshine, becoming cloudier through the afternoon with some patchy rain likely to reach the park from the west by midnight.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

90%.

Visibility

Mostly good.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Nothing to add.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Sun 25 Jun 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 1.2mm
  • Last 48 hours: 4.6mm
  • Last 72 hours: 6.0mm

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.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:40
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Patchy rain in the morning, with some occasional patches of cloud across highest east facing hill tops. Perhaps brighter into the afternoon, but with a risk of a few heavy showers.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 12.
  • Valley Plus 11 rising to Plus 17.
  • Freezing level Well above summits.

Visibility

Persistent cloud above 500 metres at first, more especially on east facing hills, may give navigational difficulties. Cloud bases should rise a little into the afternoon, giving mostly good visibility, although this may decrease to a few kilometres for short periods in any heavy showers.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 600m

20% at first, perhaps 60% by afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Easterly 20 mph, gusts 30 mph.

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:41
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

A further period of heavy and persistent rain is likely, with extensive cloud across the hills. However, currently there is considerable uncertainty regarding detail.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:41
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Probably brighter but with a risk of scattered heavy showers.

Friday 30 June 2017

Sunrise: 04:42
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Further heavy showers likely, perhaps stronger northwest winds developing.

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The Peak District is home to a wide variety of magnificent hills, moors, outcrops and gritstone edges.

The National Park itself covers an area of 555 square miles with a high point on Kinder Scout of 636 metres. Despite its name, the landscape generally lacks sharp peaks, being characterised by rounded hills and gritstone escarpments.

Despite what its name may suggest, the Peak District is similar in geography to the more gentle Yorkshire Dales. Its highest point is Kinder Scout, although Bleaklow Head (610 metres) and Black Hill (582 metres) offer great alternatives while losing little in terms of total elevation. Black Hill is a point of interest with its covering of peat and lack of vegetation giving the peak its name. However, conservation work has since transformed the peak so that large areas of the bare peat are now covered with native shrubs.

While the Peak District may lack sharp elevations, the whole area covers huge upland stretches, meaning that much of the National Park is on land that's more than 300 metres above sea level.