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East Highland: forecast weather

Friday, 19 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0338 on Friday, 19 September 2014

Overview for Friday

A mostly dull overcast morning with hill fog, though brighter in sheltered west and turning brighter generally during the afternoon. Then some patchy rain and hill fog returning to the northern Cairngorms by late afternoon.

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 Widely below 600m well into the morning, and again in the evening in the north.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Where the sun breaks through by early afternoon, slight sunburn risk.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Dull
Dull
Cloudy
Cloudy
Sunny intervals
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Light rain showers
Light rain showers
20% 10% 0% 20%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Friday

Weather

A mostly dull overcast morning with hill fog, though brighter in sheltered west and turning brighter generally during the afternoon. Then some patchy rain and hill fog returning to the northern Cairngorms by late afternoon.

Visibility

Poor with mist and fog to low levels overnight and into the morning improving moderate, perhaps good in the afternoon.

Hill fog

Persistent and extensive above 300-600m overnight and into the morning with lower patches in east, gradually becoming more occasional and lifting 750m or above in the afternoon. Some lower patches returning to the Cairngorms and Monadliaths later, becoming extensive over Aberdeenshire during the evening down to less than 300m.

Maximum winds above 600m

Variable 10-15mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 11 Celsius at dawn rising Plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon, falling Plus 12 in the evening.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Saturday

Weather

Cloud and patchy rain, mainly in the north, will clear during the night. This will lead to a bright day on Saturday with some sunshine at times and just the odd shower coming into the north, mainly the Monadliath Mountains.

Visibility

Moderate to poor overnight becoming mainly good by the morning and then very good during the day, with much improved clarity to the air than of late.

Hill fog

Extensive in the north and down the east of the area overnight becoming patchy by morning with most summits in the clear from mid morning onwards. The odd hill fog patch near showers in the north.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 20mph increasing 30 gusts 40mph.

Temperature

Glens Falling to 9 Celsius in the south and 6 in the north by daybreak rising to 17 Celsius in the afternoon then down to 7 Celsius by midnight.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius falling 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

A colder night in the glens then a dry bright day with some sunny spells. Fresh west to northwest winds on the tops but light winds at most levels.

Monday

A dry day with some sunny spells in the north and east. Some lower cloud over Perthshire with hill fog later and outbreaks of rain will reach some western areas after dark as southwesterly winds increase to gale on the tops.

Tuesday

Rain spreading to most of the region overnight and some heavy bursts over Breadalbane in the morning. Then turning brighter with some sunshine in the afternoon and a few showers. Southwesterly gales, veering west or northwest in the afternoon.

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