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..... Heavy wet snow through Monday morning has now become more patchy in Buxton through  Monday afternoon @ 16.00  - roads in Buxton at 330 metres above sea level have mainly cleared  - high level routes are now returning to "Passable with care"...
DCC UPDATE @  15.00  All the roads which were closed earlier today because of unexpected snow have now re-opened. They are passable with care so please take extra care if you are out and about. We do have gritters out going round all our routes. The roads that were most affected by the snow were: A57, Snake Pass (Glossop to Sheffield)   A537, Cat and Fiddle Road (Buxton to Macclesfield)   A53, Leek Road (Buxton to Leek)   A6024, Holme Moss (Crowden to Holme)  A6 (Buxton to Doveholes)   A515 (Ashbourne to Buxton)   A623 (Stoney Middleton to Barmoor Clough)
LATEST REPORTS (Also see link to SNOW PHOTOS BELOW)-  "A515 update 1400 Parsley Hay. Traffic is moving again in both directions - road is still very slushy (some melting and rain instead of snow has improved conditions) but is passable with care for most vehicles – at least for now!" Thank you Chritine   AND  "Buxton to Rowsley A6 South - now Running fine- Lane 2 of the Taddington bypass interesting! Lane 1 is fine." Thank you Emma Shanks @ 14.20   AND  "A515 Ashbourne Road - traffic now moving past Brirlow Bar but it is going to Coalpit Lane - nothing going to Sterndale Moor!"  AND  ""A53 Leek Road - the trucks have cleared and the road out of Buxton is just passable with snow tyres and care!" Thank you Roy Evans @ 14.10  AND  " Made the A537 cat and fiddle road but you have to have snow tyres would not recommend though and there's lorries littered all over the place crashed bmw down a mound. Buxton itself is gridlock. Stay where ever you are " Thank you Jordan M @ 12.50   AND  "A515 update 1230 at Parsley Hay - Cars, vans and trucks all at a standstill blocking the road in both directions and visibility is still very poor, snowfall appears to be easing slightly. Snow lying on the road is very slippy, causing difficulty for non 4x4 vehicles on hills, bends and access to/from A515 from side roads " Thank you Christine  AND  "B5053 up past The Bookshop from A515 - Truck stuck - blocking the road near the bridge" Thank you Helen Simonsen @ 12.40  AND "Do not attempt the A537 Cat & Fiddle - all vehicles are now turning back and then attempting to get back to Buxton - then they are hampered by traffic queuing for Leek Road blockage!" Thank you Nick Mills @ 12.25   AND  "Please can some 4x4's or tractors help to start towing cars that are stuck on the A53 by high edge race way please." Thank you Jackie Head @ 12.20  AND  "The A515 Ashbourne Road at Sterndale Moor is at stand still ." Thank you Gemma Gilbert @ 12.20  AND  "A53 Leek Road - a truck is totally stuck on the climb out of Buxton - and vehicles trying to overtake it uphill are stuck now! - Totally blocked" Thank you John Martin @12.20   AND  "A537/A54 - vehicles stuck on both carriageways near to the top of the climb out of Buxton" Thank you Sam Smith @ 12.15  AND  "Now back Buxton bound, on A53 Leek Road - both lanes are at a standstill from Brandside to Buxton!" Thank you John Martin @ 11.45  AND  "Truck stuck on A6 Taddington By Pass - avoid if you can" Thank you Jo Moyes @ 11.40  AND  "A537 Cat & Fiddle - just driven in a 4x4 - lots of vans and cars sruggling now esp on climb out of Buxton" Thank you Alan Jones @ 11.35  AND  "A537 Cat & Fiddle - see photos below" Thank you Alex Bradley  AND "Just driven A53 to Leek - very difficult conditions all along this road esp around the Winking Man area with heavy snow falling" Thank you John Martin @ 11.20 -
High Peak Buses have suspended routes 58 and 442 @ 12.00 Monday ..
..  ... .....     ..............Good Morning! ................ Weather Forecast -
Monday: cold and fairly cloudy with wintry showers, some could be heavy - these are likely to fall as snow especially over higher ground in The Peak District - we could end up with a few cms of snow on the ground through Monday - things will be more sleety at lower levels - strong westerly winds peaking to 30mph - Maximum Air Temperature 3C.
Monday Evening and Night: a cold, cloudy evening and night with wintry showers mainly clearing through late evening, to a drier nighttime - lively westerly winds easing - an air and ground frost - Minimum temperature 0C.
Tuesday: cold and cloudy with lots of wintry showers - these are likely to fall as snow especially over higher ground in The Peak District - but will be more sleety at lower levels - we could end up with a few cms of snow on the ground through Tuesday - storm force south easterly winds peaking to 45mph+ as Storm "Barra" arrives - Maximum Air Temperature 3C.
Tuesday Evening and Night: a cold, cloudy evening and night with wintry showers becoming more patchy and then mainly clearing - strong south easterly winds peaking to 40mph - Storm Barra - a ground frost in places - Minimum temperature 3C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday: cold and cloudy with wintry showers - brisk south easterly winds peaking to 30mph, easing later - Maximum Air Temperature 3C. Thursday: cold and fairly cloudy but mainly dry - light northerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 4C. Friday: cold and fairly cloudy with wintry showers and some brighter periods - light north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 3C.....
...Photographs - delighted to receive your photographs (please send to Michael - email to display on this site - anything about this lovely area we live in - which will be of interest to viewers of - I will always credit the sender - (and I may take the liberty of adding some local information, and local history!). Photos relating to our weather, local events, our wonderful Peak District scenery, local animals and birds, love of the great outdoors - or what have you!! I may delay posting photos, through extreme weather events - will save them for once things calm down again! Please click on a photo to see the full size versions of all the photos - then just click the back arrow at the top left, to come back to here:
AND I have had requests to see photos which have been removed - so from April 1st 2019, I have started an archive of many of the previously shown photographs CLICK HERE to see those.
Like to see recent "SNOW" Photos  CLICK HERE
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Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
........... Friday 10 Dec - Sunday 19 Dec
Remaining largely unsettled on Friday, particularly in the west, with showers or longer spells of rain at times, and snow possible across higher ground, mainly in the north. Looking drier in the east with some brighter spells. Generally light winds, and temperatures near to, or slightly below average. Showers and longer spells of rain for most through the weekend, with some hill snow likely at times, mainly in the north. Temperatures generally around average. Stronger winds at times, especially in the west, where these may reach gale force. Further into the period, blustery showers and longer spells of rain for a time before more settled conditions look likely to develop, most likely with milder temperatures, but a chance of some briefer colder interludes, bringing an occasional risk of frost.
Monday 20 Dec - Monday 3 Jan
Going into the Christmas period, it is likely to be milder than earlier in the month, with temperatures near to, or above normal, although some colder spells remain possible. It is likely to become more settled around Christmas and towards New Year with increased chance of overnight frost and fog during clearer spells. .................................

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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:
16:44 on 6/12/21


Outside, Shade Temperature











Dew Point  1.6C
Humidity  89%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1003mB
Rate 0.41mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  10mph
Wind Direction  NW
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  -0.4 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  23mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  39mph at 14:00
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  9.2 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.6 mm 
Total Rainfall in December  63.4 mm 
Total Rainfall in November  115.2 mm (4.54 inches)
Total Rainfall in October 153.4.2 mm (6.00 inches)
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 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 Sunday           (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  0 . 00 Hours
Sun Hours in December  4 . 74 Hours
Sun Hours in November 40 . 02 Hours
Sun Hours in October 77 . 67 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 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 November 6 . 39 C
Average Temp in October 10 . 39 C
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 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  3.4C at 16:16
Low Temperature  0.7C at 2:14
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 8:06
Sunset 15:51

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 10:57                                                
Moonset 17:44                                   

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