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Wednesday, 12 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1737 on Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Mainly dry though increasing cloud with some hill fog and patchy drizzle. Strong summit winds easing.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Low||Strong southwesterly summit winds overnight and morning, gales unlikely.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Strong summit winds and perhaps some drizzle combining on western summits at first.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Increasing hill fog in north in afternoon and generally in evening.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Brightest in Angus and southern Perthshire with glare from the snow pack.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Clear spells overnight though low cloud increasing in the west bringing some patchy hill fog. During the day still some bright or sunny intervals across Lochnagar Angus and southern Perthshire, though more cloud than recently, and low cloud and patchy drizzle will edge into the Northern Cairngorms and Aberdeenshire Hills in the afternoon. This low cloud looks like becoming more widespread in the evening.
A few shallow fog patches in the glens overnight and early tomorrow. Mainly good on Thursday though moderate in patchy drizzle, and becoming poor in the evening in mist and patchy rain or drizzle with hill fog.
Patchy at 600-750m in west becoming more widespread in the north during the day and then across many areas in the evening.
West to southwest 30 gusts 45mph overnight and early on Thursday veering westerly and easing 20 gusts 30 during the afternoon.
|Glens||Falling to between zero and Plus 2 Celsius overnight, rising to Plus 9 in the north and Plus 13 in the south in the afternoon, easing down to Plus 5 in the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius at midnight then plus 4 during the afternoon.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Some light rain in the early hours then mainly dry across the east, but rather cloudy and this thick enough for some patchy light rain over the Monadliaths and Creag Meagaidh. In the evening a greater chance of rain this still mainly light but turning to snow above 900m in the evening, later 750m.
Poor overnight and in the morning then becoming moderate or good, perhaps very good in the east as the westerly wind picks up during the day. Then moderate in patchy light rain and locally poor in summit snow in the evening.
Widespread between 450 and 750m overnight and early on Friday, becoming more confined to ground above 800m in the west and 1000m in the east where cloud will become more broken.
Southwest 20 gusts 30mph increasing 35 gusts 55 by dawn and becoming westerly 60 gusts 85mph in the afternoon and evening.
|Glens||Plus 5 Celsius, gradually lifting to Plus 12 during the day, then coming down to Plus 6 in the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius falling to zero in the evening.|
|Freezing level||Above summits, falling 900m in the evening.|
Clear intervals and the odd shower overnight and early Saturday the showers of snow above 800m though mainly light. A few brighter spells before outbreaks of rain and summit snow spread from the west in the afternoon. Snow above 800m for a time but turning to rain later in the afternoon and evening, as freezing levels edge above the tops. Severe gale westerly winds on the tops.
Mainly dry, and bright in the sheltered east, with more cloud further west amd perhaps thick enough for some patchy light rain. Freezing levels just above summits and severe gale to storm force westerly winds.
Mainly dry in the sheltered east, some rain and summit snow in the west of the area. Gale force west to northwest winds on the tops with severe gales at first. Freezing level 1000m.
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