It’s been a wintry day in #Tideswell with sunny periods and occasional heavy snow showers. The ups and downs of the temperature trace show the timings of the showers and sunny periods very well! In the heavier showers the visibility has been below 200m briefly and there have been temporary coverings of 1-2 cm on the ground. When the sun came out the lying snow melted readily, except where it was in deep shade. It’s hard to remember that only a few days we were all going about in summer clothing. Such is springtime in this country. Maximum temperature here this afternoon was only just above 4C.
Something of a return to winter in Tideswell this morning. After overnight snow showers we had 1 cm of snow on the ground at daybreak. It’s now (0915z) melting quite quickly. We haven’t seen much of the white stuff on the ground this winter but better late than never!
The past few days have brought an early taste of summer to the Peak District. In Tideswell, the temperature reached 18.9C on Friday 25th. Today (28th) is the last of the warm days as winter looks set to surge back later in the week, bringing night frosts and probably some snow to many parts of the Peak District. It’ll be into May before we can be reasonably confident that winter is behind us.