Amber warning of snow in Buxton & Peak District

Updated 7am, 9th February 2024

The UK is bracing itself for an artic blast as the Met Office issues weather warnings for snow and ice across many areas of the country. Rare Amber warnings have been issued as heavy snow in Buxton and the Peak District is expected today.

The Amber weather warning is in place from 12 noon – 6pm on Thursday 8th February for the Peak District and Pennines, including Buxton. Up to to 25cm of snow has been forecast for higher areas, with strong and gusty easterly winds today up to 35mph meaning blizzard conditions and drifting is possible. Travel disruption is likely.

Today will feel very cold with a maximum air temperature of 0°C but with a wind chill this will feel like -6°C.

The Met Office has indicated a high likelihood of snow isolating some rural areas, with potential power outages and mobile phone service disruptions.

Snow in Buxton is likely to continue into tomorrow. A Yellow weather warning is in place for Buxton until 6am on Friday. Temperatures for Friday will rise with a high of 5c.

What is causing this current ‘Arctic blast’?

The predicted heavy snow is the result of an Arctic air mass pushing down over the UK colliding with a rain front moving north-east across England and Wales.

Public Transport – Latest Updates

High Peak Buses

Updated 7am, 9th February

Many services have now resumed service. However a few bus services on the network may still affected, includin:

  • 58 Buxton
  • The Transpeak (TP)

We will add any further updates on bus services to this page as soon as see them this morning.

High Peak Buses Twitter feed provides useful live information on their various services.

*Operations of bus services are likely to change during throughout the day – keep checking this page (refresh your browser) to see the latest.

Source: High Peak Buses via Twitter @HighPeakLive

Northern Trains

Updated 7am, 9th February

Services are currently running as normal from Buxton to Manchester.

Live updates can be found here

Other key updates on the full Northern network can also be found here:

Source: Northern Trains

Road Conditions in the High Peak

Derbyshire County Council update at 8.30pm, 8th February

The A57 Snake Pass has now managed to open which is passable with care and the A515 between Brierlow Bar and Buxton is now open following an earlier accident.

  • The A6024 Holme Moss remains closed overnight.

The next update will be in the morning on the 9th February 2024.

This dedicated page for snow conditions on roads across Derbyshire will be updated as things change:

For the latest gritting activity, go to live updates here:

Source: Derbyshire County Council 

Webcams on roads across Derbyshire

Here is a list of handy links to several webcams across Derbyshire, in particular roads which are prone to closure during bad weather.

Derbyshire County Council have a useful page showing 8 webcams here.

Buxton Weather webcam, located in the town can be found here.

A537 Cat & Fiddle Road to Macclesfield situated at a height of 120 feet  – can be found here.

High Peak Bookstore & Café webcam at the junction of the A515 and B5053 Road to Earl Sterndale – click here.

The Winking Man webcam on Buxton Road, Upper Hulme, Leek – click here.

Flash Bar Stores, Brandside, Flash, Nr Buxton – click here.

HSE site, Harpur Hill, Buxton – click here

For latest live updates as well reports on local road conditions as well as the latest forecast for Buxton and the Peak District, go to

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