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-Weather Update:  We have about 12cm (5") of snow on the ground, into Monday morning. Snow showers have ceased in Buxton now.

Current situation: Traffic is moving normally now on main roads, The A5004 Long Hill is now open again (although it reports a little tricky on some exposed bends)
- The A6 north & south,  A537 Cat & Fiddle to Macclesfield, A54 Leek, A53 Congleton, A623, and A515 are all reporting clear right now.  BUT  minor and side roads in across the northern Peak District, have deep compacted snow, which has frozen (same with all the pavements in Buxton).("Fountain Street between Broad Walk and the Market Place is lethal this evening. " Thank you Chris Smith @ 20.45 Sunday)

Road Reports: "Don’t attempt to reach Monyash via either Horse Lane or Rakes Road. Solid sheet ice!" Thank you Nick Pearson @ 10.20  AND  "I've just driven from Leek to Harpur Hill. A53 is basically clear, some brown slush between black tarmac between Buxton and Flash but no obvious reason for the 'Road Closed' sign at the Buxton end!" Thank you Philip Lees @ 10.10  AND  "Driven in to Buxton from Cheadle, Staffordshire this morning. The majority of the A53 Leek Road is clear. There are some sections between The Winking Man pub and the Flash turning, where a little drifting has resulted in some snow on the road." Thank you Jack Booth @ 07.25  AND  "The A53 Leek to Buxton road is clear and passable." Thank you Claire Yates @ 07.10  AND  "Just driven from Peak Forest, through Small Dale, Peak Dale, Batham Gate, A6 to Buxton, A515 to King Sterndale. All roads clear, ploughed and gritted. Bit of residual snow in places. Road to King Sterndale ploughed. Thanks to all the plough and gritter drivers" Thank you Alison @ 06.30  AND "A6 from Bakewell to Buxton all clear, ploughed and gritted. Bit of residual snow on corners" Thank you George  AND  "Parsley Hay @06:45 A515 almost clear but some slush, traffic moving as normal, side roads compressed frozen snow." Thank you David @ Parsley Hay.

All Schools are reporting open with these exceptions: "Monyash C of E Primary School, 7 Church St, Monyash, Bakewell DE45 1JH SCHOOL WILL BE OPENING AT 10am TO ALLOW PUPILS AND STAFF TO ARRIVE SAFELY    AND    Bakewell Methodist Junior School, 25 Stoney Cl, Bakewell DE45 1FR will be closed"

Monday, a misty and bitterly cold start, and a very cold day - a dry day with brighter and clearer skies developing, and some good sunny periods. Northerly winds, lighter than recently. Maximum Air Temperature -1 C.
Monday Evening and Night:
A dry, and very cold, evening and night, with long clear periods. Fairly light winds. Minimum Air Temperature -7 C. Ground level, low temperature, could be down below -12 C.
Tuesday, remaining bitterly cold - a dry day with bright and sunny periods. Winds light to start, picking up later. Maximum Air Temperature 0 C.
Tuesday Evening and Night: Cloud building through the evening, and scattered wintry showers returning. Winds turning more lively. A little less cold. Minimum Air Temperature 0 C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday, windy - turning very slightly warmer - widespread showers through the day, a little wintry at first, especially over higher ground, but wetter later - perhaps turning wintry again overnight to Thursday. Thursday, very windy - temperatures just above freezing - occasional wintry showers. Friday, mainly dry, with sunny periods - turning cooler again.-

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-UK, Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
-UK Outlook for Friday 15 Dec 2017 to Sunday 24 Dec 2017:
A cool northerly will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers at the start of this period. Eastern areas may see some more persistent rain at first, but otherwise showers are expected, with the most frequent showers in the north and west where they may be heavy, and with some snow falling over some northern hills. Generally it will feel cold, with overnight frosts and some icy patches. Into the following week bands of rain and hill snow interspersed by drier interludes are likely. It will often be windy with gales possible in exposed parts of the north and west. Milder conditions are then likely to return as we approach Christmas, with some wet and windy weather at times, especially in the north and west.
UK Outlook for Monday 25 Dec 2017 to Monday 8 Jan 2018:
During the Christmas period we are likely to see a transition from spells of wet and windy weather moving across the UK, towards more generally benign weather becoming established. This is likely to bring a mixture of colder, drier conditions and shorter lived milder, wetter and windier interludes. Snow is likely at times, especially in more northern and central parts of the UK. Temperatures will probably be below average overall.-


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Conditions At:
12:54 on 11/12/17


Outside, Shade Temperature










Dew Point  -1.6C
Humidity  80%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  990mB
Rate 0.60mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  0mph
Wind Direction  NW
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  1.5 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  14mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  21mph at 5:47
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  0.2 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.2 mm 
Total Rainfall in December  14.4 mm 
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 2016 1055.2 mm (41.54 inches)
Total Rainfall in December'16 42.4 mm (1.67inches)
Total Rainfall in November '16 93.6 mm (3.69inches)
Total Rainfall in October '16 54.8 mm (2.16 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) 
Total Rainfall in 2011  1081.00 mm (42.56 inches)
Sunshine Figures: 
Sunshine hours on Sunday (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  0 . 00 Hours
Sun Hours in December  4 . 81 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 2016 1219 . 59 Hours
Sun Hours in December  39 . 87 Hours
Sun Hours in November  46 . 18 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
Sun Hours in 2011 1237. 72  Hours
Monthly Average Temperatures:
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 2016  8. 95 C
Average Temp in December  5 . 68 C
Average Temp in November 4 . 32 C
Average Temp in October  9. 12 C
Average Temp in September 14. 05 C
Average Temp in August 14. 77 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
Average Temp in 2011  8. 83 C
Today's Temperature Extremes:
High Temperature  1.5C at 12:53
Low Temperature  -2.9C at 5:11
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 8:12
Sunset 15:49

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Moonrise 0:22                                                
Moonset 13:16                                   

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