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East Highlands mountain area forecast

Forecast issued: 0217 on Monday, 28 July 2014

Overview for Monday

Dry and bright with pleasant sunny spells and light winds.

Hazards

Medium risk of Strong sunlight: From late morning onwards.

Low risk of Persistent extensive hill fog: Until mid-morning, largely dispersing and lifting mid morning.

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

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Monday

Dawn to 0900 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
0900 to 1200 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 0% chance of precipitation
1200 to 1500 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation
1500 to dusk Sunny intervals Sunny intervals 10% chance of precipitation

Detailed mountain weather forecast

Monday

Weather

Any mist and hill fog banks on lower slopes will soon lift and disperse during the morning, then a mostly dry bright day with some pleasant sunny spells. Isolated light showers could affect few inland ranges but essentially dry and feeling warm in the afternoon sun on lower slopes.

Visibility

Mostly very good, but locally poor in glens around dawn in mist.

Hill fog

Some patches 200 to 400 metres, dispersing mid-morning with then just a few patches forming around 900 to 1100 metres through the day.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northerly 10 to 15mph later backing westerly..

Temperature

Glens: Plus 10 rising 20 to 22 Celsius.
900 m: 10 Celsius.
Freezing level: Above summits.

Tuesday

Weather

A rather cloudy start with some drizzly rain and hill fog at first, but during the late morning and afternoon turning brighter but still with a few showers; however some sunny intervals breaking through, especially for Deeside, Lochnagar and down through Angus into Perthshire.

Visibility

Generally moderate or good with mid distance hills vague. Briefly poor in drizzly rain and showers, especially through the morning.

Hill fog

At first, periods 600 to 750 metres, locally persistent at 400 metres on west facing slopes, however during the afternoon tending to lift to 900 metres and fragment on eastern slopes.

Maximum winds above 600m

West to Northwest 20 gust 30mph, increasing 35 mph gusts 50 mph, isolated gust 60mph across highest peaks and in northwest.

Temperature

Glens: Plus 11 Celsius rising 20 Celsius.
900 m: 11 Celsius
Freezing level: above summits.

Outlook

Wednesday

Another rather cloudy showery day but there will be a few bright or sunny intervals. The showers may be quite heavy later but pass quickly on a strong Northwest wind. Eastern ranges seeing the best of the brighter spells.

Thursday

The changeable rather showery theme continues into Thursday with often a good deal of cloud and limited sunny intervals. Later in the day fewer showers and more bright spells. Still a fresh Northwest wind.

Friday

Westerly winds will continue to bring fairly unsettled conditions with further cloudy spells with a few showers interspersed with brighter interludes. Moderate or Fresh Westerly winds.


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