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Peak District

Confidence

High for some rain on Wednesday morning, then mainly dry conditions.

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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:38   Sunset: 21:39
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Mainly dry and rather cloudy. Windy.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Medium 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.

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.

Headline

Occasional rain or drizzle. Becoming brighter later.

Weather at 600m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
30% 40% 60% 70% 60% 30% 10% <05%
Chance of precipitation
3,000 2,900 3,200 3,200 2,700 2,300 1,700 1,600
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m SW 26 33 SW 27 34 SW 31 39 SW 31 40 W 24 32 W 20 28 W 21 29 NW 19 26
300m SW 17 26 SW 19 29 SW 22 32 SW 21 33 W 17 28 W 15 25 NW 16 27 NW 14 23
Valley SW 11 24 SW 10 25 SW 13 30 SW 14 31 W 13 27 W 12 24 NW 13 27 NW 10 23

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 12 12 12 13 12 10 10 8
300m 15 14 15 15 15 13 13 11
Valley 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 11

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 4
300m 12 11 11 11 12 10 10 8
Valley 14 13 13 13 13 12 11 9
Sunrise: 04:38   Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle overnight and during the morning, much of this light and patchy. Becoming dry in the afternoon and the cloud lifting and breaking, some sunny spells developing by evening.

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

10 to 40% overnight and during the morning, extensive cloud with bases around 600m, occasionally down to around 300m. Becoming 90% later in the afternoon as the cloud lifts and breaks.

Visibility

Moderate or poor in rain at drizzle, very poor at times over the tops. Becoming very good or excellent during the afternoon and through the evening.

Meteorologist's view

Cool over the tops, winds strong at times. A cold front will push through around the middle of the day.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Tue 19 Jun 2018
  • Last 24 hours: 2.8mm
  • Last 48 hours: 4.4mm
  • Last 72 hours: 12.2mm

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.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:38   Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Mainly dry with well broken cloud overnight, perhaps an isolated light shower. Bright and sunny spells, the best of the sunshine early and late in the day. Generally dry, but isolated light showers possible. Cool and breezy over the tops.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northwest 20 to 25mph gusts to 40mph.

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

90% or more, no significant cloud expected.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 6 to 12 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 8 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Around 1500m

Visibility

Very good or excellent.

Friday 22 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:38   Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: First quarter

Dry with sunny or clear spells. Light or moderate northwest winds.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:39   Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: First quarter

Dry and bright, some sunny breaks possible. Light or moderate west or northwest winds.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:39   Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Dry and bright, some sunny breaks possible. Light or moderate westerly winds.

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