Hills and Moorlands of the Peak District - Mount Famine, South Head, Kinder Scout and Rushup Edge


Winter 2018 - January to March Average Day Temperatures

Posted - 05/04/2018 17:06

This column chart created in PowerBI desktop, shows the two cold spells from this winter. The first cold period was approximately 11 days duration from start to finish where the average temperature barely rose above 0 deg c. These are measurements from the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith, in and surrounded by the Peak District National Park.

Power BI Column Chart of Winter 2018 Beasts from the East temperatures

The Beast from the East No. 1, No. 2 and possibly not No. 3

Posted - 05/04/2018 17:06

The blizzards and cold periods of late winter 2018 will be remembered for quite a while, but to put the cold spell into perspective - this column chart created in PowerBI lists the coldest winter months that have ever been recorded in the Central England Temperature record, compared to the last 39 years. February 2018 does make in to the Top 20 of the last 39 years cold months - but only just! The overall Top 10 cold months from the last 359 are far colder and unimaginable to us today.
The last two coldest ever months were in the years 1963 and 1947. If you know anyone who remembers these times they will tell you that the cold did not just last a few days as with the recent 'Beasts from the East' but for a few months and it was colder then as the averages demonstrate.
These are central England Temperatures, so the actual temperatures here in Derbyshire will have been a degree or two cooler.

Power BI Column Chart of Central England Temperature record coldest Months and coldest months since 1979

Scottish Munros Weather Forecasts

Posted - 29/03/2018 11:40

A new web page dedicated to bring you all the Scottish Munros weather forecasts together in one place.

Scottish Munros

It is still very much winter in the Scottish Highlands as the forecasts will show.
The forecasts are displayed with a different view of weather data presented in an easy to read colour coded format.

Three Peaks Challenge Weather Forecasts

Posted - 16/03/2018 12:42

A new web page dedicated to bring you all the UK Three Peaks Challenges weather forecasts together in one place.

Three Peaks Forecasts

There are three main Three Peaks Challenges in the UK:
National Three Peaks Challenge weather forecasts covering the 3 highest peaks in each of the three countries - Scotland, England and Wales, i.e. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
Welsh Three Peaks Challenge weather forecasts covering the mountains Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan.
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge weather forecasts covering the peaks Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Local Weather Forecasts for UK Locations

Posted - 14/03/2018 09:38

There are specific weather forecast data for most locations of the UK available on this site from the link below. All the web design and development is by Peak Weather and the data is supplied by the Met Office. The forecast data is constantly updated 24/7.

5000 UK Locations

Bookmark your favourite local forecast to your device home page, e.g.

City of London
London Heathrow Airport
Wembley Stadium
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Loch Lomond

New Weather Forecast for 5000 UK Locations

Posted - 26/02/2018 11:44

There is a whole host of new specific weather forecast data for most locations of the UK now available on this site 5000 UK Locations - this data is constantly updated 24/7.

Sheffield historical climate data chart updated and Wick added

Posted - 09/02/2018 16:58

UK Climate Data

Power BI Combo Chart - High Peak Weather

Posted - 01/09/2017 14:14

Comparing August Rainfall and Temperature in 2004 and 2017

Power BI Combo Chart with Secondary Y Axis

Power BI Graph of Central England Temperature (CET)

Posted - 19/03/2017 21:46

This is a Microsoft Power BI stacked area chart created in Power BI Desktop.
High Peak Average Temperature - Various Years Microsoft Power BI stacked area chart

New Book Section

Posted - 11/03/2017 21:46

See the New Book Section for recommended books on Climate Change and the Weather Great Books

New Temperature History Graph for Chapel-en-le-Frith

Posted - 02/07/2016 21:00

Chapel-en-le-Frith Temperature History

AVG, MAX and MIN temperatures. See the Monthly History page on this site, updated every month.

29th April - Heavy Snow Showers

Posted - 29/04/2016 12:00

Continuing with the cold weather theme and today the 29th April 2016 has seen some very heavy snow showers, closed high roads and first thing this morning an inch or so of wet snow at low levels in the High Peak.
At midday the temperature still only 2°C! This is not that unusual for the Peak District or High Peak as just 3 years ago, although a month earlier we had very deep snow and enormous snow drifts even down at 700 to 800 ft above sea level.

Winters in the early 1980s were very severe winters with heavy frosts from September to June!
On June 2nd 1975 snow stopped play at Buxton cricket ground as Derbyshire played Lancashire.

Over Martinside. The road from Chapel-en-le-Frith to Dove Holes taken on March 23rd 2013.

Large Drifts

Under Combs Moss

Posted - 27/04/2016 21:40

Under Combs Moss

Taken on 17th April 2016.

Cool April

Posted - 27/04/2016 20:00

The El Nino that existed in the eastern pacific from late last year and up until about a month ago was one of the strongest in the last 50 years. As a result of this energy phenomena we here in England have had a very mild winter and spring that is up until April 2016 which has been a very cool month. Has La Nina started?

There are clear indications in the Pacific and Atlantic that show the El Nino (in the Pacific) to have almost if not totally gone and a rapid cooling of the oceans started. Watts Up With That - EL Nino

In April 2004 the average day\night temperature was 8.81 °C
April 2014 the average day\night temperature was 9.83 °C
April 2015 the average day\night temperature was 8.65 °C
April 2016 the average day\night temperature has been 6.75 °C ! It is nearly May, it is now 2 °C and snowing at 20:42 27/04/2016.