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East Highland: forecast radar

Wednesday, 17 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0243 on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Overnight mist and fog gradually lifting from all parts but the far east as it stays rather cloudy with rain later. Becoming bright in the west with some sunshine.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog High Above 300 metres across all ranges at first but becoming confined to the east later
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Light rain
Light rain
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Wednesday

Weather

The mist and fog will lift slightly during the day but staying mainly cloudy across most ranges, with the mist and fog lingering in some far eastern areas. Starting dry but some outbreaks of rain will spread into eastern parts later in the day. Western Perthshire Hills and West Cairngorm Plateau will see the best of the weather as cloud eventually breaks here to give a dry day with some sunnier spells.

Visibility

Poor or very poor visibility in many areas at first today, gradually improving during the morning with good visibility across western ranges by the afternoon but moderate or poor elsewhere.

Hill fog

Low level fog dispersing during the morning but remaining rather cloudy with hill fog around 300 metres but more patchy around 800 metres in the west of the area.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeast 10-15 mph, increasing 15-20 mph for a time during the day

Temperature

Glens Plus 9 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

Mist, fog and low cloud reforming in many glens overnight. The mist and fog will lift slightly during the day but again it will stay cloudy across most ranges. The mist and fog will linger in some far eastern areas as outbreaks of light rain continue at times. Western Perthshire Hills and West Cairngorm Plateau again seeing the best of the weather as cloud breaks to give a dry day with some sunnier spells.

Visibility

Poor or very poor visibility in many areas overnight and at first. Gradually improving during the morning with good visibility across western ranges by the afternoon but moderate or poor elsewhere.

Hill fog

Low level fog developing overnight, lifting slightly during the morning. Occasional hill fog around 300 metres but more patchy around 800 metres in the west of the area.

Maximum winds above 600m

Easterly 10-15 mph

Temperature

Glens Plus 9 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Early mist and fog lifting from most places but lingering in the east with some sunshine in the west. Turning rather cloudy with a chance of a little rain into the west late in the day.

Saturday

Perhaps some rain in the south for a time, with hill fog. Otherwise dry and bright with sunnier spells. Feeling a little cooler than of late.

Sunday

Dry and bright with sunnier spells. Perhaps tending to cloud over later in the day with a little rain developing.

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