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High on dry conditions Tuesday. Moderate on timings of weather fronts mentioned for Wednesday and Friday.

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

Weather hazards

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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.


A much brighter, drier day with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Feeling warmer.

Weather at 600m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Mist Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%
Chance of precipitation
1,500 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,700 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 W 6 8 W 7 9 W 8 12 W 11 15 SW 9 11 SW 10 12
300m SW 4 5 W 3 4 W 5 9 W 7 11 SW 6 7 S 6 9
Valley SW 1 4 SW 1 2 SW 3 7 W 5 10 SW 3 8 SE 2 7

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 5 6 8 9 9 9
300m 6 7 10 12 12 11
Valley 6 8 11 13 12 11

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

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
600m 3 4 5 7 7 7
300m 5 7 9 11 11 10
Valley 5 8 11 13 12 10
Sunrise: 06:47   Sunset: 19:14
Moon phase: Waning crescent


Early valley mist and fog patches will clear during the morning. Then, a fine and settled day to follow with no cloud on hill tops and perhaps some strong morning sunshine. Cloud will develop a little during the course of the day. Remaining dry and fine into the evening.

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

40% first thing, but increasing to 90% by mid-morning.


Excellent visibility with fresh westerly airflow.

Meteorologist's view

Light winds expected tomorrow, picking up a little from the southwest during the afternoon and more especially late evening.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Tue 19 Sep 2017
  • Last 24 hours: 3.8mm
  • Last 48 hours: 7.6mm
  • Last 72 hours: 8.2mm

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.

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sunrise: 06:49   Sunset: 19:12
Moon phase: Waning crescent


A dry and mainly sunny morning with moderate southwesterly winds. Cloud will thicken during the afternoon with spells of showery rain arriving from the southwest, with perhaps occasional low cloud below 600 metres. Perhaps becoming dry again for a time during the evening.


  • At 600m 10 Celsius
  • Valley 8 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Well above the highest peaks.


Generally very good during the morning, but reducing at times during the afternoon due to cloud and rain.

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

90% during the morning, but reducing to 60% during the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Southwesterly 35 mph.

Thursday 21 September 2017

Sunrise: 06:51   Sunset: 19:09
Moon phase: New

Perhaps a dry start, but turning into a wet day with heavy rain moving eastwards slowly. This will perhaps clear by the end of the afternoon to brighter, drier conditions and a sheath of high cloud. Looking dry during the evening with clear skies. Some uncertainty with the timing of the weather front at this stage.

Friday 22 September 2017

Sunrise: 06:52   Sunset: 19:07
Moon phase: New

Valleys look likely to be filled in mist or fog, but a dry and sunny morning is likely across higher altitudes. Remaining mostly dry into the afternoon but with cloud amounts increasing, perhaps some low cloud by the end of the day and some light rain or drizzle through the evening.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Sunrise: 06:54   Sunset: 19:05
Moon phase: New

Cloudy with light rain and drizzle during the morning, perhaps some fog as well. It looks likely to brighten up during the afternoon with warm sunny spells developing, especially towards the end of the day.

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