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Thursday, 24 April 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0341 on Thursday, 24 April 2014
A dull start with extensive hill fog and some outbreaks of rain, brightening up by afternoon to the north and west of the Cairngorm Plateau, but cloudy conditions may persist across the more eastern ranges.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Medium||Gusts to 50mph possible across the Cairngorm Plateau at first.|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||During the morning, and throughout the day across eastern ranges.|
|Thunderstorms||Low||Across Breadalbane in the afternoon.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Risk of sunburn across the west in prolonged sunshine|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Heavy rain showers
The walking day will start rather gloomy with some rain and drizzle around. brighter conditions with sunny spells will edge northeast from late morning, although one or two sharp showers will follow on to the southwest with isolated risk of a thunderstorm over Breadalbane.
Generally poor in low cloud, improving moderate at best across the eastern ranges. Becoming good across the northern Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh and down into Breadalbane but the air is likely to be rather hazy here, with distant peaks likely to be indiscernible.
Periods above about 400 metres at first, and locally above 150 metres on southeastern facing slopes of the Angus hills and the eastern Cairngorms. Elsewhere, the cloud will be well broken with bases around 750 metres although there could be patches in the glens at first down around 350 metres.
Southeasterly 25mph with gusts to 50mph across the Cairngorm Plateau at first. Gradually easing to 15mph through the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 7 Celsius rising to 12 Celsius by afternoon, and 15 Celsius in the sunnier west.|
|900 m||Plus 5 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Cloudy and misty in the east overnight with outbreaks of rain. The walking day will again start rather gloomy with some rain and drizzle around, this becoming occasionally heavy over the east of the area. Little change through the day with the rain in the east moving west to all areas through the day, this always heaviest and most persistent over the east of the area and Lochnagar in particular.
Moderate or poor throughout the day in the east but good at times over the western ranges of Breadalbane and Creag Meagaidh and the Hills of Cromdale where the rain will wax and wane.
Extensive down to 400 metres, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of the Angus hills and eastern Cairngorms throughout the day. Over in the west over Breadalbane and Creag Meagaidh and the Hills of Cromdale cloud bases will be around 600 metres but this rising to 750 metres at times.
Southeasterly 15 to 20mph.
|Glens||Plus 7 rising to 14 Celsius in the west, but 10 Celsius where it remains dull.|
|900 m||Plus 5 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Remaining generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent over eastern ranges, and extensive hill fog. Easterly gales developing.
Another largely cloudy day with further outbreaks of rain, most persistent across eastern ranges. Occasionally fresh easterly winds.
A brighter day with some sunny spells the best of these over the west of the area. Moderate easterly winds.
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