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REPORTS:
ROADWORKS: WARNING!  The road from Heathfield Nook to the Bookshop at Brierlow Bar, is closed from March 11th to March 22nd for repairs to the Rail Bridge (Thank you Peter Skidmore)
Wednesday this week, is the Spring equinox.  The spring equinox always occurs in the Northern Hemisphere on March 19, 20 or 21.  The spring equinox marks one of the two times a year when day and night are nearly the same length. The term equinox comes from the Latin word equinoxium, which means "equality between day and night."
This phenomenon occurs when the centre of the sun is directly above Earth's equator. The spring equinox signals that the Northern Hemisphere of the planet has begun slowly tilting toward the sun, leading to longer days and more sunlight.
There will be a full moon on Wednesday, just a few hours after the official start of spring. It's the first time since 1981 that the spring equinox and a full moon coincide on the same day.  This full moon is also extra special because it will be a supermoon. That means the moon will appear larger than normal because of its close proximity to Earth.  The date of the equinox changes from year to year to account for the fact that the Earth doesn't take exactly 365 days to make a complete revolution around the sun. The Gregorian calendar adds a leap day every four years to account for this, and the spring equinox date varies for the same reason.
People across the globe mark the occasion in various ways.  In Chichen Itza, Mexico, thousands gather at the Kulkulkan pyramid. In the late afternoon, the sun creates a shadow that looks like a snake sliding down the northern staircase.  And at Stonehenge,  pagans, druids and tourists watch the picturesque sunrise at the prehistoric monument.  Holi, a major festival in India that marks the start of spring, also begins on March 20 this year. During Holi, people come together for song, dance and to splash their loved ones with colored powder and water.
Click on a thumbnail photo to see a bigger version - then "X" at the top left to come back -
More great photos below -
(How do these people produce these fabulous shots!?)  - Thank you to the clever and intrepid photographers for sharing them - you will see that the shots include a bird, we love to hear on our moors in the Spring and Summer - The Curlew - May I remind you of their evocative call? - Just click on the final Curlew image. The sound should open with Windows Media Player on Windows PC's - Does that remind you of walking on the moors!?:

A message today - thought you may like to read - from my colleague Andrew, on the Met Office Slopes Weather Station Team - he often reports his wildlife observations, on his way to take weather readings - he says "Lovely pictures of curlew on buxtonweather.......ten over Lightwood yesterday morning, amazing bubbling call always reminds me of early Pink Floyd!! Still getting brambling and bullfinch in the garden, plus a pair of blackcap............ they'll be gone soon unfortunately.
AND ...... Some questions today about (I am not any sort of a bird expert! ) - but I someone has asked "I get confused with the sounds of Curlew, and Lapwing on the moors" (so do I!) - of course they are both summer, breeding visitors to our moorlands - clearly the Curlews are arriving - and perhaps the Lapwings -  The Lapwing has a spectacular songflight. The male wobbles, zigzags, rolls and dives while calling to advertise his presence to rival males and potential mates. They can easily be seen across the Peak District - even while driving - many of them around the hill climbs out of Buxton - on the A537 Cat & Fiddle towards Macclesfield and the A53 towards Leek - their flight is unmistakable - crazy flight!  SO to try to distinguish calls - next to the Curlew image below, I have placed a Lapwing image (Also known as Peewit - their call sounds like that!) Clicking on either will play their typical call
AND  ......Well!! - after placing today's pictures online - with the piece about how bold Robins are - we went walking with our dogs  - sat at a picnic table near Hurdlow, on the High Peak Trail - what should land on the table - a Robin! - click on the photo below to see a short video of him!..........And later, lots of skylarks - sorry my phone camera images were not good enough - but if you click on the little skylark image below - I did manage to record their their lovely soaring song!


 
---Wednesday Evening and Night:
Mild and mainly dry - some good clear periods for the evening, but more in the way of cloud during nighttime, together with some mist & fog patches - light south westerly winds - Minimum Air Temperature 9 C.
Thursday:
Thursday, early mist clearing - then mild, mainly dry, but more in the way of cloud, with some limited bright periods - fairly light westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 12 C.
Thursday Evening and Night:
Mild and mainly dry - but with a good deal of cloud -light south westerly winds - Minimum Air Temperature 7 C.
Friday:
Friday, mild, a good deal of cloud through the day - brisk westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 11 C.
Friday Evening and Night:
Mild and mainly dry - but with a good deal of cloud, some patchy showers just possible - moderate westerly winds - Minimum Air Temperature 7 C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday, a little cooler - mainly dry, with lots of bright periods - light north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 8 C. Sunday, mainly dry, with bright periods - moderate north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 8 C. Monday, mainly dry, with bright periods - moderate north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 9 C.-----------

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-UK, Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK   Met Office.:
----Monday 25 Mar - Wednesday 3 Apr
On Monday the far southwest will probably have a dry day with sunny spells, but elsewhere it will be cloudier with showers. Windy for many, with a risk of gales in the northeast and east. Through much of the rest of the week high pressure is expected to dominate, bringing some fine and dry weather, especially in the east and southeast. However the far northwest will be breezier and cloudier, with occasional outbreaks of rain. During the final days of March and into the start of April the changeable conditions in the northwest are likely to become more widespread. Temperatures often close to normal in the north, but with some warmer periods elsewhere, particularly during the earlier part of this period.
Thursday 4 Apr - Thursday 18 Apr
During the first week of April it looks most likely that we will see changeable conditions more widely across the UK. Wet and windy weather may be interspersed with drier and brighter spells, with the most unsettled conditions still probable in the north. By the middle of the month confidence is low, however there is a possibility that we may see a return of more widely settled, drier weather. Some wetter interludes are still likely at times, particularly in the northwest, and with showers perhaps coming up from the south at times. Temperatures overall probably a little warmer than average, but they may fall nearer to normal for a time early in the month.----------------------
As well as my own weather station in Harpur Hill in Buxton, at www.buxtonweather.co.uk (and providing weather forecasts, as a favour to the lovely people at High Peak Radio!) I am proud to be a member of the Team of Volunteers, manning the Met Office Climatological Station, on the Slopes, near the Crescent in Buxton - would you like to know more about that weather station? - what it does - and its incredible 150+ years history? - If so please CLICK HERE ----------------

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

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

 

Like to see the weather on the A53 Leek Road, at the famous Winking Man Pub- CLICK HERE!

 

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!

 

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Conditions At:
7:19 on 21/3/19

 

Outside, Shade Temperature

8.6

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dew Point  8.0C
Humidity  96%
Barometer (corrected to sea level)  1031mB
Rate 0.34mB/hr
 Wind Figures:
Wind Speed  8mph
Wind Direction  WNW
Wind Chill  (How the temperature actually "feels")  6.4 C
Wind Currently Gusting  To  21mph
Peak Wind Gust Today  21mph at 7:16
 Rainfall Figures:
Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)  0.0 mm 
Rainfall in the last hour  0.0 mm 
Total Rainfall in March  186.0 mm 
Total Rainfall in February 61 . 2 mm (2.41 inches)
Total Rainfall in January 88 . 6 mm (3.49 inches) (inc snow melt)
Total Rainfall in December 139 . 6 mm (5.50 inches)
Total Rainfall in November 89 . 6 mm (3.53 inches)
Total Rainfall in October 74 . 2 mm (2.92 inches)
Total Rainfall in September 134 . 2 mm (5.28 inches)
Total Rainfall in August 53 . 4 mm (2.10 inches)
Total Rainfall in July 42 . 0 mm (1.65 inches)
Total Rainfall in June 11 . 2 mm (0.44 inches)
Total Rainfall in May 33 . 8 mm (1.33 inches)
Total Rainfall in April 88 . 2 mm (3.47 inches)
Total Rainfall in March 146 . 6 mm (5.78 inches) (inc snow melt)
Total Rainfall in February 65 . 8 mm (2.59 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  1245.60 mm (49.04 inches)
Total Rainfall in 2013  1041.00 mm (40.98 inches)
Sunshine Figures: 
Sunshine hours on Tuesday  (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)  0 .42 Hours
Sun Hours in March  31 . 86 Hours
Sun Hours in February  106 . 16 Hours
Sun Hours in January 29 . 25 Hours
Sun Hours in December 25 . 11 Hours
Sun Hours in November  39 . 27 Hours
Sun Hours in October  93 . 82 Hours
Sun Hours in September 129 . 28 Hours
Sun Hours in August 129 . 43 Hours
Sun Hours in July 258 . 96 Hours
Sun Hours in June 258 . 73 Hours
Sun Hours in May 255 . 54 Hours
Sun Hours in April 87 . 20 Hours
Sun Hours in March 55 . 93 Hours
Sun Hours in February 73 . 05 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  1226 . 69  Hours
Sun Hours in 2013 1242 . 01  Hours
Monthly Average Temperatures:
Average Temp in February 5 . 57 C
Average Temp in January 2 . 53 C
Average Temp in December 2017 5. 38 C
Average Temp in November 2017 6. 28 C
Average Temp in October 2017 8 . 69 C
Average Temp in September 2017 11 . 85 C
Average Temp in August 2017 14 . 83 C
Average Temp in July 2017 17 . 61 C
Average Temp in June 2017 15 . 12 C
Average Temp in May 2017 12 . 45 C
Average Temp in April 2017 7 . 44 C
Average Temp in March 2017 2 . 53 C
Average Temp in February 2017 1 . 04 C
Average Temp in January 2017 3 . 17 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  9. 24 C
Average Temp in 2013  7. 95 C
Today's Temperature Extremes:
High Temperature  8.6C at 7:18
Low Temperature  7.8C at 1:45
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 (Midnight to Midnight)  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. 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 6:06
Sunset 18:20

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 19:01                                                
Moonset 6:48                                   

 

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