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The change is coming – on Tuesday

We’ve got another 40 hours or so of this quiet, rather cold weather with easterly winds and a few sprinkles of rain over the Peak District.

On Tuesday morning a vigorous low pressure area to the west of the British Isles will push an active frontal system into the country. Ahead of this front we’ll see strengthening SE winds over the Peak District. The precise timing is very uncertain but we’ll see an area of precipitation sweeping in, probably during late Tuesday morning. Over the highest parts of the Peak District this is likely to be of snow for a while. Even in Tideswell we could see a short spell of sleet or wet snow. However, temperatures will rise during the day and all of the snow will eventually turn to rain.

Wednesday and Thursday look likely to be very windy with further spells of rain. In Tideswell, southerly winds may well gust to more than 50 m.p.h. during Wednesday.

Very unsettled and often windy weather looks like persisting into next weekend, with the temperature easing down, bringing the possibility of wintry precipitation to the highest parts of the Peak District.

The animation below shows the predicted rainfall accumulation up until midday on Sunday. It predicts close to 50 mm accumulating in the Peak District so quite a wet few days.

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