Monsal Trail walk

Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements

Hiking Weather

10 Day Forecast for Topley Pike Junction

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Cold and bright today, risk of gales and snow Saturday.

Today:

A frosty start for many on Friday. Remaining cold but dry with occasional sunny spells. Less cold and cloudier to the east, with the odd shower near the coast, wintry over the Moors. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Tonight:

A dry and cold night in prospect, with temperatures falling rapidly below freezing for many. Mainly clear skies but a chance of freezing fog patches. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Saturday:

Starting cold on Saturday, then windy with coastal gales. Rain moving in during the afternoon, sometimes heavy, with snow and blizzards mainly over hills, and perhaps freezing rain later. Maximum Temperature 3C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy with rain and hill snow lingering on Sunday, becoming drier, brighter. Frosty locally with hazy sushine Monday, milder and windy later. Mild, windy with rain on Tuesday, gales locally.

Day 6 to 15

Tuesday will see some unsettled and windy weather with coastal gales, cloud, and outbreaks of rain and drizzle moving eastwards across the UK. The rain and drizzle will be followed by sunny spells and scattered, blustery showers. Showers will fall as snow over northern higher ground. As we head through the remainder of the week and into the Christmas week it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, these interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, in the period after Christmas Day there is an increased likelihood that milder spells will become short-lived and a colder and more showery northerly or northwesterly regime could become established across the UK.

Day 16 to 30

The most likely scenario for the end of December is for periodically unsettled Atlantic weather to move across the UK from the west. However, there is an increased likelihood that the milder, Atlantic weather will become short-lived and a colder and more showery northerly or northwesterly regime will become established across the UK. Through the first half of January, there is an increasing likelihood of a return to colder than average conditions with an increase in the likelihood of overnight frost and fog, as well as some snow.

Met Office : YH : 2018-12-14T03:23:44

Issued: 0600 on 2018-12-14 for Peak District

Today

A dry bright day with long sunny intervals but strong winds on the hills.

Summary After an overnight frost and some isolated pockets of hill fog, a fine day is expected with good sunny intervals. There will be some patchy cloud around making the sunshine hazy at times.
Chance of Cloud free tops 90%, there may be some hill fog over the highest peaks first thing but otherwise hilltops will be cloud free.
Ground conditions
Visibility Visibility will be poor in any hill fog but very good throughout the day otherwise, with good views across the Peak District.
Gales: Low Likelihood
Severe Chill Effect: Medium Likelihood
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Weather Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy (night) Fog
Rain 00% 00% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temp (tops) -1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -2
Wind (tops) 11 22 13 14 18 22
Freezing Level 0m 100m 300m 300m 200m 200m
Day 1

A cloudy start to the day with cloud thickening and lowering as a band of rain, freezing rain and snow moving in from the west during the afternoon. Freezing rain may fall at all levels for short time before precipitation turns to snow above 200m. It will continue snowing for most of the evening becoming heavy at times with some accumulations expected combined with the severe gales it will be blizzard and whiteout conditions on the hills. Severe chill effect expected.

Ice 100m
Visibility Visibility will be good in the morning falling moderate at lunchtime as initial precipitation moves in. Visibility will become very poor in the afternoon, during blizzards visibility may fall below 200m at times.
Wind Southeasterly mean winds 30-35mph gusts 45-50 mph, isolated gusts around 60mph.
Temp Minus 4 Celsius (at high level)
Day 2

Rain, sleet and snow will clear by mid morning, allowing a few sunny spells but also one or two showers to develop. Freezing level rising to 700m.

Day 3

A cloudy day with moderate southerly winds, low cloud may be a hazard on the hills. Freezing level rising above the summits.

Day 4

A wet and windy day expected with gales and outbreaks of heavy rain.

Data: Met Office