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Peak District - Mountain weather forecast

Weather warnings

Warnings affecting Peak District over the next 5 days

Confidence

High for very warm or hot temperatures, and sunny conditions persisting throughout.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Further outlook

Monday 25 June 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.

Learn more about strong sunlight

Headline

Sunny and very warm or hot.

Weather

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Weather at 600m Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Chance of precipitation at 600m 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%

Wind speed and direction

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m NW 5 9 N 7 9 NW 5 9 N 6 11 NE 7 11 E 11 14
300m SW 4 5 W 5 8 NW 5 9 N 5 10 NE 5 9 E 6 13
Valley NW 2 7 W 3 5 NW 4 10 N 4 10 NE 5 10 E 6 12

Temperature

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 17 °
300m 15 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 °
Valley 15 ° 18 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 19 °

Feels like temperature

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Altitude above mean sea level
600m 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 15 °
300m 15 ° 16 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 18 °
Valley 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 18 °

Freezing level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Freezing level i 3,200 m 3,100 m 3,200 m 3,200 m 3,300 m 3,300 m
Sunrise: 04:39
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Weather

Dry overnight with clear skies. Sunny and very warm or hot during the day.

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

100% with no significant cloud expected.

Visibility

Very good, with distant hills clearly visible.

Meteorologist's view

Temperatures reaching 28 Celsius in the valleys in the afternoon. Plenty of water recommended as the risk of dehydration and sunburn will be high.

Recent rainfall

  • Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
  • Altitude: 511m
  • Measurement date: 03:00 on Mon 25 Jun 2018
  • Last 24 hours: 0mm
  • Last 48 hours: 0mm
  • Last 72 hours: 0mm

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.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

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

Weather

Dry with clear skies overnight and late evening. Sunny and very warm or hot during the day. Some high cloud is likely, however UV levels will remain high.

Maximum wind speed expected

Variable 5 to 10mph.

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

100% with no significant cloud expected.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 12 to 21 Celsius
  • Valley Plus 15 Celsius rising to 29 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Very good, with distant hills clearly visible.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:40
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Full

A dry and sunny day. Staying hot, with plenty of strong sunshine and only light winds.

Thursday 28 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:41
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Full

Little change is anticipated, with another generally hot and sunny day expected. Winds will remain light.

Friday 29 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:41
Sunset: 21:40
Moon phase: Full

Hot weather is expected to continue, although possibly with a little more fair weather cloud around. Despite this, it will stay dry, with high UV levels and light winds.

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The Peak District is home to a wide variety of magnificent hills, moors, outcrops and gritstone edges.

The National Park itself covers an area of 555 square miles with a high point on Kinder Scout of 636 metres. Despite its name, the landscape generally lacks sharp peaks, being characterised by rounded hills and gritstone escarpments.

Despite what its name may suggest, the Peak District is similar in geography to the more gentle Yorkshire Dales. Its highest point is Kinder Scout, although Bleaklow Head (610 metres) and Black Hill (582 metres) offer great alternatives while losing little in terms of total elevation. Black Hill is a point of interest with its covering of peat and lack of vegetation giving the peak its name. However, conservation work has since transformed the peak so that large areas of the bare peat are now covered with native shrubs.

While the Peak District may lack sharp elevations, the whole area covers huge upland stretches, meaning that much of the National Park is on land that's more than 300 metres above sea level.

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