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... ...ROADWORKS WARNING - on the A6 north out of Buxton - temporary lights higher up Fairfield Road on Thursday/Friday 21st / 22nd October.
AND  ... 
A515 Ashbourne Road - IS NOW CLEAR !!....

... ..........Weather Forecast -
Saturday Evening and Night: a mainly dry but cloudy evening and night - showers, some heavy, arriving through nighttime - fairly light south westerly winds - a more mild night - Minimum Air Temperature 10C.
Sunday: a cloudy day with showers, some heavy, in the morning - showers easing later but some damp misty conditions may linger - moderate south westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 13C.
Sunday Evening and Night: a cloudy evening and nighttime with mist and fog and damp conditions - fairly light southerly winds - Minimum Air Temperature 10C.
Monday: early mist slowly clearing - then a cloudy day with showers arriving in the afternoon - quite lively southerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 14C.
Monday Evening and Night: a cloudy evening and nighttime with damp drizzly conditions and showers too - moderate southerly winds - a mild night Minimum Air Temperature 14C.
Tuesday to Thursday:
Tuesday: a mild day with showers and some brighter intervals - quite lively southerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 16C. Wednesday: cooler with showers, some could be heavy and thundery, and bright intervals - brisk south westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 12C. Thursday: cool and cloudy with showers - moderate north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 9C. ...
COLDER NIGHTS - JUST ABOUT FREEZING !!! - My colleagues Paul & Jim, today's Meteorologists on The Met Office Slopes Weather Station Team, recorded an Air Temperature overnight low of 2.5 C - and a Grass Tip Temperature of 0.0 C on Saturday morning. Air Temperature is measured inside a standard ventilated cabinet (a "Stevensen Screen") This is about 2 metres off the ground - at head height. Ground level (measured by a thermometer just touching the grass tips) temperature is usually lower than air temperatures - cold air is more dense so it sinks to the ground and displaces the warmer air upwards.    Some slightly more mild nights now for a few days before it gets colder again, later next week - More on
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Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
........... Thursday 21 Oct - Saturday 30 Oct
Sunny spells and showers for most areas at the start of this period with some places remaining dry. Feeling breezy at times especially along northern, eastern and southern coasts. Temperatures falling to below average for most, increasing the likelihood of snow over higher ground in the north. More settled conditions likely to develop for a time late in the week with some dry weather for most. However, probably turning unsettled again over the weekend as cloud, rain and stronger winds arrive from the west. Unsettled conditions then likely to persist towards the end of October. Temperatures most likely trending up after a colder start to this period. Any further spells of colder weather likely short lived and restricted to the north.
Sunday 31 Oct - Sunday 14 Nov
Through the end of October and early November the weather is likely to be dominated by systems arriving from the Atlantic. Remaining unsettled and windy with the wettest and windiest conditions in the north and west. Driest conditions across the south especially the southeast with lighter winds but the risk of overnight fog at times. From early to mid-November increasing chance of settled weather but confidence of this is very low. Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average for most. Perhaps some colder spells and an increasing chance of frost and fog towards the end of this period but confidence of this is very low.   .................................

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Weather Links

  See an almost live (updated every 30 seconds) image over Buxton Rooftops looking North towards Brown Edge - Height 340 Mts.
Please note that this image will be tilted down and left, to show more of the road conditions, in snowy periods

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

Press here for a Live Video Webcam, on the A515 Ashbourne 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)

A LIVE WEBCAM on the A53 Leek Road, at the famous Winking Man Pub   CLICK HERE!

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

DCC Camera just near The Cat & Fiddle Pub (On the A537 Macclesfield  Road) Height 518 Mts - CLICK HERE!

DCC Camera A515 Ashbourne Road near Hurdlow - CLICK HERE!

DCC Camera A623 at Tideswell Crossroads - 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:!

A LIVE WEBCAM at Electronic Security Installations Ltd, on Bingswood Trading Estate in Whaley Bridge - overlooking the River Goyt

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

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Conditions At:
5:09 on 17/10/21


Outside, Shade Temperature











Dew Point  9.4C
Humidity  94%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1014mB
Rate -0.44mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  8mph
Wind Direction  SW
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  8.5 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  16mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  20mph at 3:23
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  1.2 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  1.2 mm 
Total Rainfall in October  47.0 mm 
Total Rainfall in September  114.4 mm (4.50 inches)
Total Rainfall in August 87.4 mm (3.44 inches)
Total Rainfall in July  98.6 mm (3.88 inches)
Total Rainfall in June  23.2 mm (0.91 inches)
Total Rainfall in May 223.6 mm (8.80 inches)
Total Rainfall in April  17.0 mm (0.67 inches)
Total Rainfall in March  143.0 mm (5.63 inches)
Total Rainfall in February 101.2 mm (3.99 inches)
Total Rainfall in January 295.2 mm (11.62 inches)
Total Rainfall in December  204.2 mm (8.04 inches)
Total Rainfall in November  130. 00 mm (5.11 inches)
Total Rainfall in October 203. 50 mm (8.01 inches)
Total Rainfall in September 53. 50 mm (2.11 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2020 1531.86 mm (60.31 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2019 1424.2 mm (56.07 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2018 1038.8 mm (40.90 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 (For earlier figures see the link top left)  1245.60 mm (49.04 inches)
Sunshine Figures: 
Sunshine hours on Saturday     (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  1 . 23 Hours
Sun Hours in October  55 . 86 Hours
Sun Hours in September 122 . 24 Hours
Sun Hours in August 103 . 38 Hours
Sun Hours in July 177 . 15 Hours
Sun Hours in June 183 . 78 Hours
Sun Hours in May 118 . 51 Hours
Sun Hours in April 208. 82 Hours
Sun Hours in March 91 . 32 Hours
Sun Hours in February 71 . 03 Hours
Sun Hours in January  28. 17 Hours
Sun Hours in December  25. 65 Hours
Sun Hours in November  36 . 56 Hours
Sun Hours in October 49 . 04 Hours
Sun Hours in September 152 . 91 Hours
Sun Hours in 2020 1330.53 Hours
Sun Hours in 2019 1316.47 Hours
Sun Hours in 2018 1431.27 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(For earlier figures see the link top left)  1226 . 69  Hours
Monthly Average Temperatures:
Average Temp in September 14 . 39 C
Average Temp in August 14 . 41 C
Average Temp in July 16 . 82 C
Average Temp in June 14 . 66 C
Average Temp in May 8 . 57 C
Average Temp in April 5 . 75 C
Average Temp in March 5 . 73 C
Average Temp in February 3 . 26 C
Average Temp in January 1 . 76 C
Average Temp in December 3 . 52 C
Average Temp in November 7 . 02 C
Average Temp in October 8 . 42 C
Average Temp in September 12 . 27 C
Average Temp in August 15 . 17 C
Average Temp in 2020  8. 93 C
Average Temp in 2019  8. 65 C
Average Temp in 2018  8. 87 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 (For earlier figures see the link top left)  9. 24 C
Today's Temperature Extremes:
High Temperature  10.7C at 0:27
Low Temperature  10.2C at 4:43
Other Extremes (Since March 2003) 
Highest Shade  Temperature  31.9C at 15.25 on 25th July 2019
(Previous highest was 30.7C at 15.51 on 9th August  2003)
Low Temperature  -11.0C at 07:35 on 20th December 2010
Highest Daily Rainfall (Midnight to Midnight)  77 mm (3.03 inches) on 10th August 2004
Highest Monthly Rainfall   308 mm (12.13 inches) in February 2020
(Previous highest was 287mm (11.30 inches in August 2004)
Highest Daily Sunshine Hours   16. 36 Hours on 27th June 2018
(Previous highest was
 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 7:40
Sunset 18:08

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 17:42                                                
Moonset 3:26                                   

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