Tue 25th Feb 3:30 p.m. – A splendid day

It’s been a splendid day across the Peak District with sunny intervals and less wind than recently. Here in Tideswell the temperature got up to a very respectable 9 deg. We had a slight shower in the early afternoon and much of the Peak District probably had similar. Apart from that it’s been a dry day.

I’m afraid this early hint of spring isn’t going to last. For the rest of this week, through the weekend and into next week we’ll be back to the very unsettled theme, often windy and with lots of precipitation. It’ll cool down quite a bit, too, so by the end of this week we’re likely to see some sleet. Above 300-400 metres don’t be surprised to see a bit of snow on the ground, at least temporarily.