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.... Weather Forecast for Buxton & The Peak District:  ...
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-Thursday Evening and Night:
Some late afternoon patchy showers of rain or hail - these clearing to a mainly dry evening and night, with some late bright periods, and some clear periods in the night. A cold night. Lively westerly breeze easing. Minimum Air Temperature 4 C.
Friday, a disappointingly cold and breezy day, with light rain at times. Maximum Air Temperature 6 C.
Friday Evening and Night:
Scattered showers through the evening, tending to clear later. The breeze easing. A cold night, nearing ground frost especially in sheltered spots. Minimum Air Temperature 3 C.
Saturday, cold and breezy - light cloud, mainly bright with bright intervals - some patchy showers possible. Maximum Air Temperature 9 C.
Saturday Evening and Night:
A mainly dry evening and night - just a possibility of a patchy shower or two. A cool breeze easing. Temperatures down near ground frost territory! Minimum Air Temperature 3 C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Sunday, cool, mainly dry - possible some patchy showers - nightime temperatures down near ground frost territory. Monday, cold and breezy with wintry showers. Tuesday, a little less cold, mainly dry with bright periods.-
AND - To share with you lovers of the great outdoors! - a fine walk, late last week – can be a 4 mile or 5 mile depending on where you start – Details at the bottom of the page.....................
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-UK, Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
-UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 May 2018 to Thursday 10 May 2018:
Most of the UK can expect dry and fine weather on Tuesday, though temperatures will probably stay a little below average, and a few showers may affect the south-east. It is likely to cloud over from the west during the day, with rain arriving in Northern Ireland later, and recahing the rest of the UK overnight and into Wednesday. Changeable weather will continue during the first few days of May with brisk winds and spells of rain at times, but there will be a few drier and sunnier spells too, particularly in the south from next weekend onwards. Temperatures will tend to recover gradually to near-normal or even a little above normal in the south but stay rather cool in the north, so overnight frost remains possible here.
UK Outlook for Friday 11 May 2018 to Friday 25 May 2018:
A dry and bright spell of weather with light winds may develop at the start of this period especially in the north, bringing above-average temperatures. However, confidence in this aspect of the forecast is low. Mixed weather with showers or longer periods of rain remain possible. In fact, there is a signal for a greater number of heavy showers than usual in the south, perhaps including thunder at times. Where the weather does become wet and windy, temperatures will drop down to average or a little below.-


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Conditions At:
23:24 on 26/4/18


Outside, Shade Temperature










Dew Point  3.1C
Humidity  85%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1012mB
Rate -0.38mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  2mph
Wind Direction  W
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  5.1 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  9mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  31mph at 12:54
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  1.6 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.0 mm 
Total Rainfall in April  82.6 mm 
Total Rainfall in March 146 . 6 mm (5.78 inches) (inc snow melt)
Total Rainfall in February 65 . 8 mm (2.59 inches)
Total Rainfall in January 160 . 2 mm (6.31 inches)
Total Rainfall in December 141 . 1 mm (5.56 inches)
Total Rainfall in November 104 . 8 mm (4.13 inches)
Total Rainfall in October 119 . 2 mm (4.69 inches)
Total Rainfall in September 143 . 4  mm (5.65 inches)
Total Rainfall in August 95 . 3  mm (3.75 inches)
Total Rainfall in July 91 . 8  mm (3.61 inches)
Total Rainfall in June 135 . 6  mm (5.34 inches)
Total Rainfall in May 53 . 6 mm (2.11 inches)
Total Rainfall in April 33 . 8 mm (1.33 inches)
Total Rainfall in March 136 . 0 mm (5.35 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2017 1250.4 mm (49.23 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2016 1055.2 mm (41.54 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2015  1191.20 mm (46.90 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2014  1245.60 mm (49.04 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2013  1041.00 mm (40.98 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2012  1591.60 mm (62.66 inches) 
Sunshine Figures: 
Sunshine hours on Thursday (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  2 . 62 Hours
Sun Hours in April  78 . 81 Hours
Sun Hours in March 55 . 93 Hours
Sun Hours in February 73 . 05 Hours
Sun Hours in January 24 . 95 Hours
Sun Hours in December  30 . 03 Hours
Sun Hours in November 49 . 63 Hours
Sun Hours in October 67 . 93 Hours
Sun Hours in September 83 . 92 Hours
Sun Hours in August 128 . 95 Hours
Sun Hours in July 131 . 31 Hours
Sun Hours in June 119 . 92 Hours
Sun Hours in May 183 . 29 Hours
Sun Hours in April 122 . 94 Hours
Sun Hours in March 114 . 47 Hours
Sun Hours in 2017 1096 . 00 Hours
Sun Hours in 2016 1219 . 59 Hours
Sun Hours in 2015 1239 . 88  Hours
Sun Hours in 2014  1226 . 69  Hours
Sun Hours in 2013 1242 . 01  Hours
Sun Hours in 2012 1080 . 47  Hours
Monthly Average Temperatures:
Average Temp in March 2 . 53 C
Average Temp in February 1 . 04 C
Average Temp in January 3 . 17 C
Average Temp in December '17 3 . 53 C
Average Temp in November '17 5 . 46 C
Average Temp in October '17 10 . 61 C
Average Temp in September '17 11 . 54 C
Average Temp in August '17 13 . 82 C
Average Temp in July '17 14 . 61 C
Average Temp in June '17 14 . 32 C
Average Temp in May '17 11 . 71 C
Average Temp in April '17 7 . 44 C
Average Temp in March '17  6 . 86 C
Average Temp in February '17 4 . 45 C
Average Temp in 2017  9. 60 C
Average Temp in 2016  8. 95 C
Average Temp in 2015  8. 54 C
Average Temp in 2014  9. 24 C
Average Temp in 2013  7. 95 C
Average Temp in 2012  8. 02 C
Today's Temperature Extremes:
High Temperature  10.0C at 13:51
Low Temperature  5.1C at 4:58
Other Extremes (Since March 2003) 
Highest Shade  Temperature  30.7C at 15.51 on 9th August  2003
Low Temperature  -11.0C at 07:35 on 20th December 2010
Highest Daily Rainfall   77 mm (3.03 inches) on 10th August 2004
Highest Monthly Rainfall   287 mm (11.30 inches) in August 2004
Highest Daily Sunshine Hours   16. 19 Hours on 16th June 2010
Highest Monthly Sunshine Hours   281. 87 Hours in  July 2006
Highest Wind Speed Gust   88.08 mph on 21st January 2012
Astronomical Data
Sunrise 5:43
Sunset 20:26

Moon Phase Indicator Below - Click on the icon for an explanation, and details of the moon's phases, and a calculator of the moon's phase on any day in history - or in the future!

Moonrise 16:05                                                
Moonset 4:51                                   

................................climbing from the reservoirs near Langley, outside Macclesfield, to Teggs Nose (Caf there with seats outside!) Incredible views on this walk – both around the reservoirs and high on the edges – we saw Herons (at the Trentabank heronry) Tufted ducks, Buzzards and Great Crested Grebe as well as some enormous fish! There is a 160 metre climb – BUT it is gradual and using the “Saddlers Way” (which is an old packhorse route from Cheshire to the Pennines - used to bring salt from Cheshire, wool, coal, stone and cloth)– this route is cobbled, and really good underfoot, it seems an easy climb – and a cup of tea awaits at the top, together with stunning views over the reservoirs and farms down in the valley and over the Cheshire Plain! (and there are lots of seats to rest awhile, and enjoy the view!)
On the horizon --Shutlingsloe (“The Cheshire Matterhorn”) – this is an unusual (for the area) shape – during the last ice age 20,000 years ago this whole area was covered in thick ice – but the top of Shutingsloe was high enough to stick through the ice – so it was not eroded, like all the surrounding hills!
Teggs Nose Quarry - an old millstone grit quarry, is an interesting "rabbit warren" of paths and some fine, preserved engineering and geological features.
Near the start/finish - The Leather’s Smithy Pub - Dating from the 18th century, was formally a smithy - and gets its name from William Leather, a local farrier who, in 1821, obtained a licence from the Macclesfield Justices, to sell ale and porter as well as running the smithy!
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