Wed 26th Feb 6:45 p.m. – Snow on Friday?

What a splendid afternoon across the Peak District today. A couple of slight showers early on in the afternoon but then lots of bright sunshine. The maximum temperature in Tideswell was 8.4, keeping up this run of very mild days.

There’s a wet night to come tonight but the main focus now is on the developments for Friday. A small low pressure centre is expected to move east across southern England on Friday. The precise track of this low is uncertain at present but to the north of the track there’s likely to be quite a lengthy spell of snow, even down to quite low levels. There’s quite a high potential that this could affect the Peak District. If it does, it’ll give us the heaviest snowfall of the winter so far, though that’s not saying much. Places like Tideswell and Buxton could easily see several centimetres and even lower down there could be some lying snow. It’s by no means a certainty at the moment but I reckon there’s something approaching a 50% probability of a significant snowfall.

Watch this space!