A better day in Tideswell

Friday was a much more pleasant day in the Peak District. Broken cloud allowed sunny periods every where. There were a few showers around but in Tideswell we managed to miss them all. It was a cooler day with a max temp in Tideswell of 7.4° and there was a cool breeze. Nevertheless, it was a splendid day for outdoor activities.

The satellite image below shows the situation in the middle of the day, with the greater part of England almost cloud-free. Skies were mostly cloudy just north of the Peak District but we were fortunate and remained in the sunnier conditions.

Broken cloud

Over the next few days the very changeable weather will continue in the Peak District. On Saturday morning there’ll be a spell of wet weather and another on Sunday morning. Outside of these spells there’ll be more broken cloud and showers.

On Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning a low pressure centre is expected to move E or NE across the British Isles. If this low centre passes to the south of the Peak District it is possible that we could have a spell of sleet or snow. This is far from being a certainty and if it does happen the snow would be of the ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ variety.

Looking further ahead, there are some hints from the computer models that we could be in for some rather colder weather towards the middle of December. It’s still too far ahead to have any confidence in the model predictions but the possibility is there.