Mountain weather

Peak District Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

Generally high confidence until Thursday when there is uncertainty in the movement of the front.

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This evening forecast

Remaining cloudy with showers moving southeast this evening. Light to moderate westerly winds.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong Sunlight
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.

Mountain weather forecast

Mainly dry with sunny spells Tuesday, a few afternoon showers.

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Weather
(at 600m)
Light rain Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Sunny intervals Cloudy
Chance of precipitation
(at 600m)
40% 40% 40% 20% 30% 30% 10% 10%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m W
13
W
12
W
10
NW
9
NW
8
NW
9
NW
7
W
4
300m SW
8
SW
7
W
7
NW
7
NW
7
NW
8
NW
6
W
3
Valley SW
5
SW
4
W
5
NW
5
NW
6
NW
7
NW
6
NW
3
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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600m 17 15 13 13 12 14 10 6
300m 12 10 9 11 12 13 11 7
Valley 11 10 9 10 11 13 11 8

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
11°
11°
12°
13°
14°
15°
15°
13°
300m
13°
13°
14°
15°
17°
18°
17°
15°
Valley
14°
14°
14°
16°
19°
19°
18°
16°
Freezing Level
2,600m
2,600m
2,500m
2,500m
2,500m
2,500m
2,400m
2,300m

Altitude above mean sea level
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600m
10°
11°
13°
14°
14°
12°
300m
12°
12°
13°
14°
16°
17°
17°
15°
Valley
14°
13°
14°
16°
18°
18°
18°
16°

Additional weather information

Meteorologist's view

Sun protection advised especially through the middle of the day.

Weather

Cloudy with rain or showers clearing during the early hours. Cloud breaking up and clearing by morning to leave a sunny start to the day. Dry with prolonged sunshine during the morning, patchy cloud developing during the afternoon with high cloud feeding in from the west into the evening.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

40% overnight, improving to 90% by morning

Low cloud and visibility

Scattered cloud base 500-600m during the early hours, clearing by morning. Visibility good or very good but temporarily reduced in early showers.

Recent rainfall

Location: Cat & Fiddle (Midway between Buxton and Macclesfield)
Altitude: 511m
Last 24 hoursLast 48 hoursLast 72 hours
0.4mm7.1mm7.1mm
Measurement date:

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.

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Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Bright or sunny spells to start the day, turning increasingly cloudy through the morning. Chance of an isolated shower during the afternoon but dry for the most part.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

95%

Maximum wind speed expected

Light variable winds becoming southerly 5-10 mph later.

Temperature

  • At 600m Plus 8 Celsius, rising to 14 Celsius.
  • Valley Plus 12 Celsius, rising to 21 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Cloud above summits. Visibility generally good, temporary reductions in isolated showers.

Mountain weather information

Thu 25 Jul

Sunrise:
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Outbreaks of rain pushing eastwards, turning heavy into the afternoon. Moderate south to southwesterly winds.

Fri 26 Jul

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A mix of sunshine and showers on Friday. Moderate west to southwesterly winds.

Sat 27 Jul

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Further showers or longer spells of rain on Saturday. Moderate to strong westerly winds.

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Summit specific forecast

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