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Peak District - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Peak District over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for changeable/showery conditions. Lower for timing of rain on Friday evening.

  • This evening
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Further outlook

Thursday 27 July 2017

Sunset: 21:13
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Bright spells before dusk with heavy showers tending to ease.

Friday 28 July 2017

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Low likelihood Hide detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

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Heavy persistent rain Low likelihood Show detail

Prolonged exposure to heavy rain can result in drenched clothing and a risk of hypothermia if not wearing good quality waterproofs. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot, while mountain streams will rapidly rise into spate and may become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.

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Strong sunlight Low likelihood Show detail

Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

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Forecast

Sunny spells before rain later.

Weather

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather at 600m Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy rain Heavy rain
Chance of precipitation at 600m 20% 20% 30% 20% 10% 30% 70% 70%

Wind speed and direction

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m SW 22 30 SW 25 33 SW 24 33 SW 25 36 SW 26 37 SW 23 33 SW 24 33 SW 25 34
300m SW 16 25 SW 16 26 SW 16 27 SW 18 32 SW 19 34 SW 17 30 SW 16 28 S 17 30
Valley SW 9 22 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 13 30 SW 14 31 SW 12 28 SW 10 26 S 11 27

Temperature

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
300m 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Valley 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °

Feels like temperature

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
300m 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Valley 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °

Freezing level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Freezing level i 2,000 m 1,700 m 1,800 m 2,000 m 2,100 m 2,600 m 2,800 m 2,800 m
Sunrise: 05:16
Sunset: 21:11
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Clear spells overnight with just the odd passing shower. A breezy but mainly dry day with sunny spells. Clouding over during the late afternoon with outbreaks of rain likely during the evening, perhaps heavy at times.

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

90% through the day, falling to 40% later.

Visibility

Good or very good, falling to moderate in rain later.

Meteorologist's view

Gusty winds will make it feel cool over the summits.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Thu 27 Jul 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 2.8mm
  • Last 48 hours: 19.6mm
  • Last 72 hours: 20mm

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.

Saturday 29 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:18
Sunset: 21:09
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Rain clearing during the early hours to leave clear spells overnight. Staying mainly dry through the day with some decent sunny spells. Clouding over late in the day with just a chance of some rain before midnight.

Temperature

  • At 600m 13C.
  • Valley 10C rising to 19C.
  • Freezing level Well above the summits.

Visibility

Generally good or very good.

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

80-90% throughout.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwest 15mph gusting 25mph.

Sunday 30 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:19
Sunset: 21:08
Moon phase: First quarter

Mainly fine with clear spells overnight. Scattered showers are expected for much of the day and could be heavy and thundery during the afternoon. Feeling quite cool with fresh southwesterly winds.

Monday 31 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:21
Sunset: 21:06
Moon phase: First quarter

Another day of sunny spells and showers although these should tend to be lighter and less frequent than on Sunday. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Sunrise: 05:23
Sunset: 21:04
Moon phase: First quarter

Mainly dry with sunny spells and just a chance of the odd shower at times. Light to moderate southwesterly winds. Feeling a little warmer than previous days.

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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.