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East Highland: forecast cloud

Saturday, 23 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1545 on Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overview for Sunday

A ridge of high pressure edges east across Scotland through Sunday bringing a largely fine day with sunny spells, although a few showers are possible especially across more northern and eastern ranges.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium There is a risk of sunburn in any prolonged exposure to the still strong sunshine.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands



A few showers are possible across the far northern Cairngorms through the early hours of Sunday morning otherwise dry with clear spells and perhaps a touch of frost in the Straths and Glens. Some good spells of sunshine are then expected through the morning although cloud will bubble up for the afternoon bringing the risk of the occasional shower, more especially across the Cairngorms, where they may just be wintry on the highest summits. The evening will then become dry with clear spells.


Excellent with good panoramic views of surrounding hills, although falling good in or near to showers.

Hill fog

Little or just patches through the early hours and the first half of the morning, becoming occasional or periods in the afternoon, above about 900m, but periods above about 750m in or near showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 20-25mph, with gusts around 35mph over ridges and summits, especially across the Cairngorms until midday, becoming Variable around 10mph for the afternoon.


Glens Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 15 Celsius, falling to plus 5 Celsius during the evening.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level Just above the summits.



Dry but rather chilly through the early hours with a touch of frost possible followed by a fine day with some long sunny spells, especially through the morning across more northern ranges.


Very good or excellent with distant hills clearly visible and good panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

Hill fog

Little or just patches becoming occasional or periods for the afternoon, above about 900m.

Maximum winds above 600m

Variable 10mph or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 15-20mph, occasionally 25mph with gusts around 35mph towards Breadalbane.


Glens Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 16 Celsius, falling to plus 6 Celsius during the evening.
900 m Plus 4 or 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Another fine and mostly dry day with some good spells of sunshine. Occasionally fresh easterly winds at first easing. Freezing level above the summits.


Fine and largely dry again with sunny spells. Strengthening southerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.


A fine start but cloud and rain soon spreading east through the late morning and afternoon with hill fog becoming more extensive then recent days. Strong to gale force southerly winds. Freezing level above the summits.

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