Current Local Weather Conditions in Buxton, Derbyshire, UK - Updated Every 5 minutes 
   For Local People, Visitors, Hill Walkers, Ramblers, Climbers, Cavers, Holiday Makers, Anglers, Kayakers Canoeists, Paraglider Pilots & Lovers of the great Outdoors and "Expats" (Just a sample of some of the thousands who have emailed in about this site!) (Thank you for all the many comments received - Michael Hilton, )- -

.... Weather Forecast for Buxton & The Peak District:  ...
Please send me any traffic reports, which may help your fellow travellers - CLICK HERE

-SNOW UPDATE - Scattered snow showers  continuing through Friday evening and night - we have about 4cm of snow on the ground. Be Aware that roads in the Buxton area are all snow affected - side roads in the town are very challenging! A number of people are commenting, that there is a good deal of black ice about this morning - TAKE CARE OUT THERE!
Traffic REPORTS:  WARNING - Friday evening !!A number of people are commenting about large potholes on the A515 Ashbourne Road - near to the Hindlow Quarry entrance at Sterndale Moor - apparently a number of cars have damaged wheels and tyres - Thank you Dave Butler, Glynnis Lomas and Natasha Gotham for this  AND "A537 Cat & Fiddle completely clear @ 18.30 - Thank you John Martin All routes are now operating normally Friday evening  - including high level routes, A537, A54, A53, A5004 and A515 - A6 north and south is clear.

TRAFFIC REPORTS FROM EARLIER: "A53 Leek Road is now clear from Buxton right through to Leek @ 13.00"  AND  A537 Cat & Fiddle Road is passable with care @ 13.00  AND "Goyts Lane, off Long Hill - there are 2 cars stranded on the hill - arranging moving them!" Thank you Carl Rushton @ 11.00  AND     "Just driven Buxton A5004 to Whaley Bridge, then B5470 to Macclesfield - no problem at all" Thank you Rachel Browett @ 10.10  AND  "Just to report that A6 Buxton > Bakewell is clear, though care is required on the Taddington bypass which is still rather icy in places. The flood at Ashford has now been pumped away." Thnak you David Kidd @ 09.55  AND  "Having driven the A53 this morning, I agree with Badger Nadgers on the state of the road over the Axe Edge. That being said, I've just seen a convoy of lorries go over it from the Buxton side, so it may be officially open now - Grinlow Road is clear." Thank you Philip Lees @ 09.50  AND  "A537 Cat & Fiddle - see picture below -Derbyshire side shocking. Cheshire completely clear. Where are DCC’s gritters and ploughs? Just arrived in Macc. CCC had a grittier out on their side. Road closed signs still showing in Macc but it is just the hill out of Buxton that’s problematic. Hopefully DCC will sort it soon." Thank you Tim Wrate @ 09.30  AND  "Axe Edge covered with compacted snow and heavy slush, marked closed at Harpur turn. but not at Flash Bar Stores so 2WD traffic and large artics are crawling very gingerely up and across then down to Buxton. One tanker stuck near brow of hill down to Quarnford Lodge, 18 artics parked up at Harpur turn. Could really do as indicated closed at Bar Stores. Will want 4WD to get up out of Buxton, good idea for coming back. Brown Lane and New Road Flash are roughly cleared but passable with care." Thank you Badger Nadgers @ 09.00  AND  "Just driven from Derby to Buxton and both the A52 and A515 are okay to drive, some care needs to be taken on A515 coz it looks quite icy " Thank you Megan @ 09.00  AND "Buxton Town Side roads very icy - Tongue lane, Spring gardens, Green lane, Burlington rd"  AND""Although some traffic is trying the A53 Leek Road - and it is gritted and clear past the Derbyshire border - this side is "horrendous" - many trucks are stuck on the hill out of Buxton, up towards Flash Bar and the road is blocked at 08.45" Thank you Eric Hilton  AND "B6050 - from the Robin Hood Inn (at the junction of the A619 Baslow - Chesterfield) to Cutthorpe is very slippery with frozen snow, frozen slush and ice." Thank you Andy Wood @ 08.20  AND "Just driven A53 Buxton to Leek. Really bad Buxton side with lorries waiting Buxton side. Leek Police have just opened Leek side. Roads are bad on Derbyshire side but clear on Staffs side." Thank you Chris @ Sparrowpit @ 08.00"  AND  Comment just in @ 08.15 "Quite clear from your cameras that traffic is using both the Cat & Fiddle Road, and the Leek Road"!  AND "Driven into Buxton this morning from Cheadle,Staffordshire using the A515 Ashbourne Road. The road is well gritted and clear all the way." Thank you Jack booth @ 07.40  AND  "B5470 Kettleshulme has slow traffic in places, but passable @ 07.30" AND ""Long Hill Road A 5004 - passable - snow on the road in places" @ 07.30  AND "Just travelled Baslow to Buxton. Usual flood at Ashford in the Water, right across the road. Snow lying on Taddington bypass and along to Topley Pike. Also patchy between there and Buxton. Quite slippy in places. Care needed!" Thank you Andy Rolland @ 07.30  AND  "A6 Taddington bypass passable, frozen snow, so needs some care. Patchy black ice after that, through the dale & beyond Bakewell, especially on the approach to Rowsley. Tansley to Alfreton also patchy black ice. Needs care." Thank you Andrea Macloed @  06.15  AND  "A515 at Parsley Hay - some slush on the road - traffic moving as normal" Thank you David at Parsley Hay  @ 06.10.
-Friday Evening and Night:
Windy, with wintry showers continuing through the evening. Showers tending to clear through nighttime. Minimum Air Temperature -1 C.
Saturday, cool, breezy - any remaining overnight showers, mainly clearing through the morning, leaving perhaps just the odd patchy wintry shower or two - but a mainly dry afternoon, with some brighter periods. Lighter winds. Maximum Air Temperature 1 C.
Saturday Evening and Night:
A mainly dry and very cold, clear night to Sunday, with light winds. Some mist patches forming.  Minimum Air Temperature -2C.
Outlook Sunday to Tuesday:
Sunday a little more mild - breezy, with wintry showers , soon turning wetter. Monday, breezy with showers. Tuesday, more mild with showers and bright periods. -

-Things to do in BUXTON - "Explore Buxton" Click Here !! -                    -Or Our Local Paper - Buxton Advertiser - Click Here!! .......-
-UK, Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
-UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 to Thursday 1 Feb 2018:
Outbreaks of heavy rain will arrive from the west on Tuesday and spread to all areas for a time on Wednesday, with any snow likely restricted to the Scottish mountains. The best of the drier and brighter weather is likely in the southeast. It will stay changeable towards the end of the working week with brighter, but showery periods interspersed with bands of cloud and rain. Again, northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain with snow possible over high ground, and it will be driest in the south and east. Also, it will be windy at times particularly in the northwest. By the beginning of February it is likely to remain changeable and occasionally mild with an increased chance of more settled, colder weather, especially in the south.
UK Outlook for Friday 2 Feb 2018 to Friday 16 Feb 2018:
Through the first half of February the UK's weather is likely to be characterised by a mixture of short-lived spells of unsettled weather interspersed by showery conditions and longer periods of more settled and drier weather. The unsettled spells will bring cloud and rain to parts of the UK and the showery periods may give some snow in the north, especially over high ground. During the settled spells, it is likely to be cold with overnight frost and fog. Temperatures are expected to fluctuate around the average for the time of year.-


Weather Links

  Press here for Live Video Webcam Over Buxton Rooftops - Looking North towards Brown Edge
Please note that this image will be tilted down and left, to show more of the road conditions, in snowy periods

  Press here for Live Video Webcam, on the A537 Cat & Fiddle Road

Temperature Converter.



Click on the icon below to see the latest RAIN ALARM - Radar picture (This link does not work for Smartphone's - only laptops and desktops)

See an almost live (updated every 30 seconds) image over Buxton Rooftops looking North towards Brown Edge - Height 340 Mts.


Click here to see a live view of Buxton Market Place


Like to see the weather at The Cat & Fiddle Pub (On the A537 Macclesfield  Road) Height 518 Mts - CLICK HERE!

Like to see the weather at Flash Bar Stores Quarnford, near The Travellers Rest Pub, (On the A53 Leek Road) Height 469 Mts- CLICK HERE!

Click below to a webcam at the HSL site, above Harpur Hill, Buxton - Location SK055705 - Height 390 Mts (Updated every 30 minutes) - CLICK HERE!


Like to see where the Jet Steam is RIGHT NOW? - Click Here

Like an explanation of how the Jet Stream affects our weather? - CLICK HERE


LIGHTNING - Click Here to View Current  Lightning Activity Over the UK


Site and Weather Station Maintained by Michael Hilton, Buxton, Derbyshire
M Hilton - All Rights Reserved

Conditions At:
6:34 on 20/1/18


Outside, Shade Temperature










Dew Point  -0.7C
Humidity  94%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1001mB
Rate -0.22mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  2mph
Wind Direction  W
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  -0.8 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  9mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  26mph at 0:41
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  0.0 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.0 mm 
Total Rainfall in January  101.8 mm 
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 February 111 . 3 mm (4.38 inches)
Total Rainfall in January 84 . 5 mm (3.33 inches)
Total Rainfall in December '16 42 . 4 mm (1.67 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)  0 . 00 Hours
Sun Hours in January  13 . 46 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 February 29 . 94 Hours
Sun Hours in January 33 . 67 Hours
Sun Hours in December '16 39 . 87 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 December 3 . 53 C
Average Temp in November 5 . 46 C
Average Temp in October 10 . 61 C
Average Temp in September 11 . 54 C
Average Temp in August 13 . 82 C
Average Temp in July 14 . 61 C
Average Temp in June 14 . 32 C
Average Temp in May 11 . 71 C
Average Temp in April 7 . 44 C
Average Temp in March  6 . 86 C
Average Temp in February 4 . 45 C
Average Temp in January 3 . 21 C
Average Temp in December '16 5 . 68 C
Average Temp in November '16 4 . 32 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  0.7C at 1:25
Low Temperature  -0.4C at 4:53
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 8:07
Sunset 16:27

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 9:46                                                
Moonset 20:13                                   

Please feel free to link your website to this site (an email informing me would be appreciated)   M Hilton - All Rights Reserved