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East Highland: forecast weather

Sunday, 20 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1757 on Sunday, 20 April 2014

Overview for Monday

Dry and windy with hill gales. Hill fog and mist slow to clear. Best of sunshine across western parts.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales High Gusts 50mph many areas, especially above 850metres.
Severe chill effect Low Possible in prolonged exposure on mid and upper slopes and summits at first, mainly in hill fog.
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Mainly west of the Cairngorm plateau and into Badenoch, some glare from remaining snow cover

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Monday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Monday

Weather

Fine settled weather holds with another cold night and start to Monday The west around Badenoch and Strathspey will have another fine day with sunny spells developing. However cloud and hill fog will affect all other areas, especially the eastern ranges such as Lochnager and Angus, however this slowly lifting and thinning later in afternoon to leave sunny spells later.

Visibility

Moderate generally but poor during the morning in some eastern areas such as Locally improving good during the afternoon in the west with mid distance hills becoming clearer.

Hill fog

Periods 100 to 300 metres during the morning, extensive on east facing slopes. However the Munros will largely poke out above this hill fog layer. This hill fog slowly thinning and fragmenting during the late afternoon though a few patches may persist over the east.

Maximum winds above 600m

East 30 or 35mph gusts 50mph.

Temperature

Glens plus 3 at sunrise in western glens, lifting plus 15 Celsius by mid-afternoon, falling 6 Celsius after dark.
900 m Around plus 6 Celsius locally 9 Celsius later.
Freezing level above summits

Tuesday

Weather

Cloudy with haze, mist and hill fog. Showery rain becoming persistent through the day.

Visibility

Moderate reducing poor at times.

Hill fog

Periods 250 to 500 metres, extensive in east.

Maximum winds above 600m

Easterly winds 35mph gusting 45 to 55mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising plus 11 Celsius.
900 m Plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.

Outlook

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with periods of rain developing across many ranges, a few heavier bursts for the south, whilst the best of the dry periods across the north. Hill fog, especially on southern and eastern ranges, less so across the northern Cairngorms. Still rather hazy with a strong to gale force Southeast wind, the wind subsiding notably later.

Thursday

Changeable conditions with a fresh South or Southeast wind bringing some showers but also brighter spells. Patchy hill fog.

Friday

Weather pattern remains unsettled to end the week with a moderate or fresh Southeast wind liable to bring some showers and patchy hill fog.

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