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High for largely fine day Saturday and change to cooler more unsettled conditions through into next week but low for details regarding timing and distribution of rain and showers from Saturday evening.

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Friday 20 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:57   Sunset: 20:17
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Dry with and sunny or clear. Light winds.

Saturday 21 April 2018

Weather hazards

Strong sunlight High likelihood Hide 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.

Thunderstorms Medium likelihood Show detail

Lightning is a significant mountain hazard which can result in serious injury or death. Mountain terrain often leaves one highly exposed to lightning strikes. Hail may give unpleasant conditions with torrential rain and localised flash flooding also possible, mainly in Summer months.


Fine and dry through much of the day. Risk of evening showers. Freshening southerly winds.

Weather at 600m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Thunder shower day Heavy shower night
00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 10% 40% 40%
Chance of precipitation
1,400 1,500 1,700 2,000 2,400 2,400 2,600 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

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m N 6 8 NE 7 9 SE 8 10 SE 11 16 SE 13 21 S 14 21 S 12 18 S 16 23
300m NE 4 6 NE 4 7 E 4 7 SE 6 12 SE 10 18 S 11 19 S 9 17 SE 11 19
Valley E 2 4 E 4 8 E 5 9 SE 4 10 S 8 16 S 9 18 SE 6 15 SE 7 18

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 7 7 8 10 13 14 15 13
300m 8 8 9 13 15 17 17 15
Valley 7 6 9 14 17 18 17 15

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 5 5 6 8 10 12 13 10
300m 7 7 8 11 14 16 16 13
Valley 6 5 7 13 16 17 17 14
Sunrise: 05:55   Sunset: 20:18
Moon phase: Waxing crescent


A dry and largely clear night with patchy low level mist, fog and low cloud developing. Mist, fog and low cloud soon dispersing to leave the morning dry with unbroken sunshine. However during the afternoon cloud bubbles up bringing a risk of heavy thundery showers.

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

90% or more, although some thin low cloud likely over foothills at first in the morning. Chances reduce a little during the afternoon and evening with periods of cloud above 600m developing, mainly in association with showers.


Very good or excellent with good panoramic views of surrounding hills, although a kilometre or less in early low level mist and fog, and several kilometres in afternoon and evening showers.

Meteorologist's view

Strong sunshine, valley temperatures rising to around 22 Celsius, brings a significant risk of sunburn and dehydration. Poor or very poor visibility on foothills and the valley's at first. Winds may gust to around 40mph in or near showers.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 15:00 on Fri 20 Apr 2018
  • Last 24 hours: 0.2mm
  • Last 48 hours: 0.2mm
  • Last 72 hours: 1.2mm

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.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:53   Sunset: 20:20
Moon phase: First quarter


Heavy, thundery showers clearing eastwards through the early hours to leave some clear spells and early sunshine. However cloud increases bringing outbreaks of rain later in the morning. The rain clears in the afternoon to leave sunny spells and a few showers.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southerly 20-25mph, gusts around 40mph becoming southwesterly 15-20mph soon after dawn.

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

Around 60% at first with occasional or periods around 600m lowering to 30% with patches above 450m at times in rain. Chances improve again in the afternoon to around 90% with only patchy cloud below the summits.


  • At 600m Plus 12 Celsius falling to plus 6 Celsius by mid-morning
  • Valley Around plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 16 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.


Good or very good falling to several kilometres in heavier showers and rain.

Monday 23 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:51   Sunset: 20:22
Moon phase: First quarter

A bright day, perhaps some sunny spells, but cloud increasing at times to bring patchy rain and drizzle. Strong westerly or southwesterly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:48   Sunset: 20:24
Moon phase: First quarter

Another largely bright day with some sunny spells, especially in the east. Cloud increases during the afternoon with a little rain at times. Occasionally strong westerly winds easing. Freezing level above the summits.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:46   Sunset: 20:26
Moon phase: First quarter

Rain clearing east through the morning then sunny spells and showers. Occasionally strong westerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

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