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East Highlands mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0330 on Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

After a mainly dry morning showers developing in the afternoon. Chilly northwesterly winds.

Hazards

Low risk of Strong sunlight: A low risk of being sunburnt in any prolonged afternoon sunshine.

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect; Persistent extensive hill fog; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Saturday

Dawn to 0900 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Heavy rain showers Heavy rain showers 50-70% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Heavy rain showers Heavy rain showers 50-70% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Saturday

Weather

The walking day will start mainly dry, cold but bright with one or two isolated showers. The rest of the day will see some spells of sunshine and scattered showers, these mainly across the north and east and it will be cold enough for a wintry element to the heavier showers. Becoming mainly dry and cold by evening.

Visibility

Moderate in any heavier afternoon showers otherwise very good to excellent, especially across the south. Very good air clarity.

Hill fog

Patches down to 700 metres in any heavy showers, otherwise scattered patches down to 900 metres mostly in the north. Less cloud in the more sheltered ranges of the Breadalbane.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph, occasional gusts to 40 mph near any heavier showers.

Temperature

Glens: Plus 4 rising to 13 Celsius.
900 m: Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

Isolated showers across the northern Cairngorms in the early hours, otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start dry and cold with a slight frost in the glens. Then a mainly dry and bright day to come although the Angus hills and Cairngorms may be a little more cloudy with isolated showers.

Visibility

Very good to excellent with very good air quality.

Hill fog

Occasional above 900 metres, particularly during the afternoon, with occasional patches down to 650m near any showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 15 to 20 mph

Temperature

Glens: Zero rising to 15 Celsius.
900 m: Plus 1 rising to 4 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

Chance of a light shower across the south otherwise dry and bright, best of the brightness across the northwest. Cold morning and late evening.

Tuesday

Dry with some sunshine and light winds. Cold morning and late evening.

Wednesday

Staying fine and dry. Southerly winds strengthening later. Cold morning and late evening.


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