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East Highland: forecast radar

Thursday, 31 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0355 on Thursday, 31 July 2014

Overview for Thursday

An unsettled day with plenty of showers. An organised band of rain is likely to affect the northwest, with more scattered showers in the south, these heavy and occasionally thundery.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Gusts 45mph possible near any heavy showers, particularly further south.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Mainly in the north and west.
Thunderstorms Medium Thundery showers in the afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain Medium Risk across much of the region during the afternoon.
Strong Sunlight Medium Where the sun breaks through this afternoon.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Thursday
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Heavy rain showers
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands



Cloudy start in the west with outbreaks of light rain, clearer and drier in the south and east. A band of rain will then push in to the Monadhliath late morning, this occasionally heavy. This will slowly shift northeast to affect the northern Cairngorms during the afternoon and may remain fairly slow-moving here. Conditions further south should start drier with perhaps some bright spells, however scattered showers are likely to develop around Lochnagar and the Perthshire Hills during the afternoon, these occasionally heavy and thundery with a risk of hail. Drier conditions then expected to develop during the evening in the west.


Moderate or good, but falling poor or very poor in heavier showers.

Hill fog

Occasional around 600m near the more organised rain in the north. Occasional above 1000m further south however occasional patches above 600m near any heavy showers, but with some cloud-free summits away from showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 25mph with gusts 40-45mph near heavier showers, easing 20mph and veering northwest later.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the afternoon though falling again in showers.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.



A mixed day of sunshine and showers. The showers will be mainly light to start but are likely to turn heavier again during the afternoon with a further risk of thunder and hail. The current focus for the heaviest and most frequent showers is towards the south with the northwest potentially seeing drier conditions, however there is still some uncertainty regarding this.


Mainly good but falling moderate or poor near any heavy showers.

Hill fog

Often above the summits but occasional patches above 600m near showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Generally southwest 20mph with gusts 40mph near heavier showers in the south, but variable 15mph in the far north.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius but falling again near showers and through the evening.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A dry start then becoming cloudy with persistent rain spreading from the south, this heavy and accompanied by hill fog. Strong northeasterly winds developing with gales in the north.


Starting cloudy with showers or outbreaks of rain, these occasionally heavy. Drier, brighter conditions likely to spread from the southeast during the morning though with some heavy showers.


Expected to start off fine and dry with sunny spells. Cloud building through the day with a risk of one or two afternoon showers. Fresh westerly winds.

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