East Highlands mountain area forecast
Forecast issued: 1659 on Thursday, 23 May 2013
Overview for Friday
A ridge of high pressure will build across Scotland, bringing dry, settled weather to all climbing areas during the day. Winds also easing down and becoming light in afternoon.
Low risk of Strong sunlight: Prolonged sunny spells possible in afternoon.
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 Friday
|Dawn to 0900||Cloudy||10-30% chance of precipitation|
|0900 to 1200||Sunny intervals||10% chance of precipitation|
|1200 to 1500||Sunny intervals||0% chance of precipitation|
|1500 to dusk||Sunny intervals||0% chance of precipitation|
Detailed mountain weather forecast
It will start off mostly cloudy across the East Highland area with still some light showers. The showers mainly over northern and eastern aspects of the Cairngorms as well as the Angus hills with snow confined to highest peaks above 1100M. The showers soon dying out and leaving a dry day across all parts. It will also become brighter during the morning with sunny spells developing then sunshine across all ranges during the afternoon and evening.
Occasionally poor at first near to showers over the Northeastern Cairngorms and Angus hills. Otherwise very good visibility during the day with many hills in sight clearly visible.
Extensive fog above about 700 to 800M at first, especially towards the northeast of the area. This will lift and break up during the morning leaving only patchy fog over higher peaks in the afternoon.
Maximum winds above 600m
Northeasterly winds will still be strong across the summits at first but quickly dying down. Average speeds of 30mph decreasing 10 to 15mph by the afternoon.
Glens: Plus 3 Celsius rising to 14 Celsius by early afternoon.
900 m: Zero Celsius rising to plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level: 1000M lifting above the summits during the day.
All climbing areas will stay dry. There may be a few mist patches in the glens at first and also a cold start with a touch of frost. Otherwise bright across all ranges with plenty of sunshine.
A few patches of very poor visibility at low levels at first. Otherwise very good visibility throughout the day.
A few patches of fog at low levels at first, otherwise many hills staying fog-free throughout the day.
Maximum winds above 600m
Winds will be very light at all levels, even over the tops, winds of only 10mph, and mainly southwesterly in direction.
Glens: Zero Celsius rising to 16 Celsius by early afternoon.
900 m: Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above the summits.
The dry weather will continue with sunny spells and light winds.
Dry, bright start, then becoming cloudy during the morning. Rain will spread from the west to all parts during the afternoon. Rain will become heavier in the west but always light and patchy over eastern ranges. fresh or strong southerly winds.
Overnight rain clearing. Then bright spells and scattered showers developing. Fresh southeasterly winds becoming light during the day.