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East Highlands mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0330 on Friday, 25 July 2014

Overview for Friday

Early mist and low cloud clearing then dry, sunny and very warm.

Hazards

Medium risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Around the Angus and Perthshire hills at first.

No risk of Blizzards; Heavy snow; Storm force winds; Gales; Severe chill effect; Thunderstorms; Heavy persistent rain; Strong sunlight;

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday

Dawn to 0900 0% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny Sunny 0% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny Sunny 0% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Sunny Sunny 0% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Friday

Weather

Some mist and low cloud developing in the early hours across the east. The walking day will start dry although again there will be some fog in the glens and some cloud shrouding the lower slopes through Speyside, Deeside, Angus and into eastern Perthshire. This will steadily burn off through the morning to leave a dry and sunny day. The sun will be strong leading a risk of sunburn and dehydration. Some patchy low cloud drifting back inland in the evening. Feeling warm at all levels, and notably hot in the glens especially in the north.

Visibility

Mostly very good but rather hazy at first. Very poor in early fog at lower levels to start.

Hill fog

Banks of cloud below 200 metres at first, otherwise ranges free of cloud.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 10 mph

Temperature

Glens: Plus 8 at dawn rising to 26 Celsius by afternoon, falling to 16 Celsius in the evening.
900 m: Plus 13 rising to 19 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits

Saturday

Weather

Some mist and low cloud developing across the east in the early hours. The walking day will start dry with some fog and low cloud shrouding the lower slopes across eastern Aberdeenshire, Angus and into eastern Perthshire. This will soon burn off again to allow some brightness through the morning. Turning cloudier in the afternoon with some heavy showers developing almost anywhere, these lingering into the evening.

Visibility

Generally good or very good, but poor in early mist and heavy showers.

Hill fog

Areas below 200 metres at first. Patches down to 800 metres in those heavier showers later.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly backing southerly 10 to 15 mph

Temperature

Glens: Plus 9 rising to 21 by afternoon. Celsius
900 m: 12 Celsius rising to 16 Celsius
Freezing level: Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

Some light and patchy rain across the more northern ranges otherwise mainly dry with some brightness across the south. Much cooler and fresher than of late.

Monday

Sunny intervals and a few light showers, these mainly across the north. Fresh northerly winds across the tops.

Tuesday

Some patchy rain or drizzle across the far west otherwise dry with some brughtness towards the east. Becoming rather humid again.


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