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Sunday, 20 April 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1757 on Sunday, 20 April 2014
Dry and windy with hill gales. Hill fog and mist slow to clear. Best of sunshine across western parts.
|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|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Medium||Mainly west of the Cairngorm plateau and into Badenoch, some glare from remaining snow cover|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
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.
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.
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.
East 30 or 35mph gusts 50mph.
|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|
Cloudy with haze, mist and hill fog. Showery rain becoming persistent through the day.
Moderate reducing poor at times.
Periods 250 to 500 metres, extensive in east.
Easterly winds 35mph gusting 45 to 55mph.
|Glens||Plus 7 Celsius rising plus 11 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above summits.|
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.
Changeable conditions with a fresh South or Southeast wind bringing some showers but also brighter spells. Patchy hill fog.
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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