High confidence in Fridays forecast but a lot of uncertainty surrounding the detail and timings of snow and wind speeds on Saturday and Sunday.
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.
Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.
A dry bright day with long sunny intervals but strong winds on the hills.
|Chance of precipitation|
|600m||SE 11 20||SE 22 33||SE 13 17||SE 14 18||SE 18 27||SE 22 30|
|300m||E 8 12||SE 7 15||SE 10 14||SE 9 15||SE 12 22||SE 14 24|
|Valley||E 5 13||SE 1 9||SE 6 13||SE 6 14||SE 7 18||SE 7 19|
After an overnight frost and some isolated pockets of hill fog, a fine day is expected with good sunny intervals. There will be some patchy cloud around making the sunshine hazy at times.
90%, there may be some hill fog over the highest peaks first thing but otherwise hilltops will be cloud free.
Visibility will be poor in any hill fog but very good throughout the day otherwise, with good views across the Peak District.
Note the feels like temperatures with a significant wind chill expected.
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A cloudy start to the day with cloud thickening and lowering as a band of rain, freezing rain and snow moving in from the west during the afternoon. Freezing rain may fall at all levels for short time before precipitation turns to snow above 200m. It will continue snowing for most of the evening becoming heavy at times with some accumulations expected combined with the severe gales it will be blizzard and whiteout conditions on the hills. Severe chill effect expected.
Southeasterly mean winds 30-35mph gusts 45-50 mph, isolated gusts around 60mph.
60 % in the morning becoming 10% or less in the afternoon as cloud base falls below the summits. In heavy snowfall cloud base may fall to around 200m.
Visibility will be good in the morning falling moderate at lunchtime as initial precipitation moves in. Visibility will become very poor in the afternoon, during blizzards visibility may fall below 200m at times.