Current Local Weather Conditions in Buxton, Derbyshire, UK - Updated Every 5 minutes 
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.... Weather Forecast for Buxton & The Peak District:  ...

-PLEASE NOTE: The A54 Macclesfield Main Rd, Buxton will be closed, from Its Junction With A53 Leek Rd (at Ladmanlow), To Its Junction With A537 (at the Congleton turn off), Between 1900hrs & 0600hrs Each Night from 2nd July to 11th July-
-Monday Evening and Night:
Cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, which are likely to become heavy at times. Gradually become more generally dry after midnight. It will feel quite warm, with temperatures staying in double figures. Minimum Temperature 13C.
Sunny spells and scattered showers through the day and Tuesday evening. Some of the showers will become heavy and thundery after midday with possibly thunder and lightning. Becoming breezy. Maximum Temperature 18C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday sunshine and showers, some heavy, breezy and feeling cooler. Then dry with sunny spells and light winds, after any early rain or drizzle clears quickly Thursday morning. Becoming warmer into the weekend.
UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Jul 2015 to Monday 20 Jul 2015:
It will stay dry and warm across much of the south through the weekend, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with some spells of rain. This rain may turn heavy and thundery as it spreads erratically eastwards, before being followed by brighter, fresher weather. Into the following week a period of more generally unsettled weather is expected across the UK. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain early next week, while further south and east there will generally be much drier, brighter and often warm conditions. Temperatures will be generally close to or a little above normal, perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast at first.
UK Outlook for Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 4 Aug 2015:
A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts staying generally dry, with fine and often warm conditions. Further north and northwest more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain at times, but also some drier brighter interludes. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with the south and southeast often being warm for the time of year.-

Buxton Well Dressing Festival 2015
This year is the 175th anniversary of the Buxton Well Dressing Festival.   Well dressing in the town, dates back to 1840, when the 6th Duke of Devonshire arranged for a fountain to be built for the local population, providing a reliable source of running water, on the Market Place in Higher Buxton. It was supplied by water piped from the Cold Springs on Manchester Road – about two miles away. This well is still sited at the top of Fountain Street - the current Market Place Well.
See the well dressings being created at St John's Church on Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July.
Well Dressings will in place on Saturday 4th, of St Ann's Well in the Crescent, the Market Place Well, and Taylor's Well (The Taylor Well (more popularly known as the Children's Well) was erected at the junction of Spring Gardens with Bridge Street, by local businessman Joseph Taylor, in 1886, to provide water for travellers entering Buxton at Sylvan Park, in the days before piped water was widely available. The well was constructed from polished pink granite, with a granite urn on top.  This well was recently renovated, and now has spa water flowing in it again, at the junction of Spring Gardens and Terrace Road.
   Blessing of the wells will take place on Sunday 5th July. Starting at St Anne's Church on Terrace Road, at 13:45. The procession will (including Fairfield Band) move through the town, with a blessing ceremony at each well - the Market Place, Spring Gardens and The Crescent.  Crowning of the Well Dressing Festival Queen, will take place from 3pm on Sunday 5th July at St John's Church.
The fun fair will be on the Market Place from Wednesday 8th July to Sunday 12th July.  Buxton Carnival procession will start at 2pm, on Saturday 11th July.
Please come and enjoy the festival - more details at:

Chelmorton is to host a week-long festival this month as part of the Buxton Fringe, where there will be a range of events every day, during the week of Monday 13th – Saturday 19th July.
Throughout the week the flower bedecked church will be hosting a local history exhibition, while the Village Institute will be home to an exhibition and sale of local art and craft. Take an opportunity to wander the village, (treasure hunt) in hand, to see the scarecrows, and note the historical points of interest. Every day has its own events with quizzes, local walks, concerts plus lots more. Details Here:


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Conditions At:
20:55 on 6/7/15


Outside, Shade Temperature









Dew Point  12.6C
Humidity  87%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1011mB
Rate -0.55mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  2mph
Wind Direction  SW
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  14.8 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  12mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  20mph at 10:35
 Rainfall Figures:
Total Rainfall in 2015 (To date) 616.0 mm 
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  1.0 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.0 mm   
Total Rainfall in July  15.2 mm 
Total Rainfall in June 67 . 0mm (2.64 inches)
Total Rainfall in May 165 . 8mm (6.53 inches)
Total Rainfall in April 47 . 2mm (1.86 inches)
Total Rainfall in March 102 . 8mm (4.05 inches)
Total Rainfall in February 86 . 0mm (3.39 inches)
Total Rainfall in January 132 . 0 mm (5.20 inches)(including snow melt)
Total Rainfall in 2014  1245.60 mm (49.04 inches)
Total Rainfall in December 192 . 2 mm (7.57 inches)(including snow melt)
Total Rainfall in November 111.6 . 2mm (4.39 inches)
Total Rainfall in October 108 . 2mm (4.26 inches)
Total Rainfall in September 15 . 6mm (0.61 inches)
Total Rainfall in August 122 . 8mm (4.83 inches)
Total Rainfall in July 47. 6mm (1.87 inches)
Total Rainfall in June  40. 2mm (1.58 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2013  1041.00 mm (40.98 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2012  1591.60 mm (62.66 inches) 
Total Rainfall in 2011  1081.00 mm (42.56 inches)
Sunshine Figures: 
Sunshine Hours on Sunday (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  6 . 89 Hours
Sun Hours in July  35 . 92 Hours
Sun Hours in June 188 . 36 Hours
Sun Hours in May  112 . 25 Hours
Sun Hours in April  206 . 32 Hours
Sun Hours in March  94 . 73 Hours
Sun Hours in February  55 . 90 Hours
Sun Hours in January  32 . 18 Hours
Sun Hours in 2014  1226 . 69  Hours
Sun Hours in December 34 . 51 Hours
Sun Hours in November 40 . 09 Hours
Sun Hours in October 61 . 06 Hours
Sun Hours in September 111 . 35 Hours
Sun Hours in August  139 . 95 Hours
Sun Hours in July 225 . 33 Hours
Sun Hours in June  148 . 02 Hours
Sun Hours in 2013 1242 . 01  Hours
Sun Hours in 2012 1080 . 47  Hours
Sun Hours in 2011 1237. 72  Hours
Monthly Average Temperatures:
Average Temp in June 12 . 48 C
Average Temp in May 8 . 81 C
Average Temp in April 7 . 95 C
Average Temp in March 4 . 39 C
Average Temp in February 2 . 47 C
Average Temp in January  2 . 80 C
Average Temp in 2014  9. 24 C
Average Temp in December  3 . 94 C
Average Temp in November  6 . 86 C
Average Temp in October 10 . 26 C
Average Temp in September 13 . 15 C
Average Temp in August 12 . 99 C
Average Temp in July 16 . 32 C
Average Temp in June 13 . 77C
Average Temp in May 10 . 73 C
Average Temp in 2013   7. 95 C
Average Temp in 2012  8. 02 C
Average Temp in 2011  8. 83 C
Today's Temperature Extremes:
High Temperature  14.9C at 20:17
Low Temperature  10.1C at 5:08
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 4:49
Sunset 21:36

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Moonrise 23:45                                                
Moonset 10:30                                   

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