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Peak District


High on remaining fine and dry.

Tuesday 25 July 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.


Dry through the day with partly cloudy skies and some sunshine. Light westerly winds.

Weather at 600m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
00% 00% 00% 10% 10% 00%
Chance of precipitation
2,500 2,500 2,400 2,400 2,500 2,500
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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m NE 10 12 N 6 8 NW 4 8 W 5 9 SE 6 9 SE 12 17
300m NE 7 9 N 4 7 NW 3 8 W 4 8 S 3 7 SE 9 16
Valley E 5 7 S 2 3 W 3 8 W 3 8 S 3 7 SE 6 13

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 9 10 13 15 15 14
300m 11 13 16 18 18 16
Valley 13 14 17 19 19 16

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 7 9 13 15 14 11
300m 10 13 16 18 18 15
Valley 12 15 18 19 19 16
Sunrise: 05:11   Sunset: 21:16
Moon phase: New


A dry day with mixed cloud amounts. A lot of this cloud is likely to be during the early morning, and above the peaks. Any cloud should tend to break during the course of the day with more in the way of sunny spells developing. It should also remain fine and dry during the evening.

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

60% early morning, 100% after mid-morning.


Visibility becoming excellent with all distant ridges in clear view. Low chance of some patchy cloud sitting on north-facing slopes for a time around dawn before burning-off.

Meteorologist's view

Feeling fairly cool aloft in relatively chilly air for this time of year.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Tue 25 Jul 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 0mm
  • Last 48 hours: 4.6mm
  • Last 72 hours: 12.4mm

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.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:13   Sunset: 21:14
Moon phase: New


Dry during the early hours, but quickly turning wet and windy with low cloud and periods of heavy rain through the morning. South-westerly gales are likely over exposed ridges. Conditions should during the afternoon with low cloud thinning and sunshine developing by late afternoon, with increased visibility and a slight easing of the wind. Mainly dry with isolated light showers during the evening, with moderate south-westerly winds.


  • At 600m Plus 13 Celsius morning and afternoon.
  • Valley Plus 13 Celsius rising to plus 21 during the afternoon.
  • Freezing level Well above the peaks.


Poor during the morning with occasionally difficult navigation likely during periods of driving rain, drizzle and low cloud.

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

10% during the morning, perhaps 50% eastern sheltered ridges, but improving to 90% once the rain has cleared during the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

South-westerly 50 mph.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:14   Sunset: 21:13
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Bright start with sunshine and scattered showers, these likely to become prolonged for a time during the afternoon with more in the way of cloud. Very windy with strong south-westerlies reaching gale over high ridges, probably with 50-55 mph maximum gusts.

Friday 28 July 2017

Sunrise: 05:16   Sunset: 21:11
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Remaining windy with further showers, some heavy, interspersed with sunnier conditions. Cloud may intersect highest peaks at times, reducing visibility.

Saturday 29 July 2017

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

Perhaps mostly cloudy during the day with an increasing chance of showery rain. Cloud likely to be just covering high peaks at times. Moderate south or south-westerly winds, and feeling fairly humid.

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