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East Highland: forecast wind

Thursday, 21 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0240 on Thursday, 21 August 2014

Overview for Thursday

An unsettled day with showers, but brightening up in the afternoon across southern ranges. Cold winds at height.

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 No Risk  
Thunderstorms Low Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low A risk of being sunburnt in any prolonged afternoon sunshine in the south.

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



The walking day will start cloudy with some showery rain. Little change through the morning although ranges across the south will become somewhat brighter. Some brightness expected across the Breadalbane and Perthshire hills in the afternoon, but cloudier skies persisting across the northern Cairngorms and Moray hills. Scattered showers will continue into the afternoon and evening, some of these turning heavy and thundery across the south.


Moderate in any heavier rain otherwise very good to excellent, especially across the south.

Hill fog

Extensive cloud developing down to 600 to 800 metres across the northern Cairngorms through the morning, this lingering into the afternoon. Elsewhere across the scattered patches around 900 metres, although falling to 700 metres in heavier showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 30 mph veering northerly 25 in the afternoon with gusts to 40 mph across the higher summits.


Glens Plus 7 rising to 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Scattered showers expected in the early hours. The walking day will start rather cold and bright with a few scattered showers across northern ranges. The rest of the day will be bright with sunny periods, the best of these across the south. Scattered showers will develop through the morning and afternoon, these most frequent and heaviest across the northern Cairngorms where there could be some sleet on the very highest tops. A cold northwesterly wind at height.


Very good to excellent with very good air quality. Falling moderate in the heavier showers.

Hill fog

Falling to 700 metres in showers, else scattered patches down to 900 metres.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph


Glens Plus 5 rising to 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A northerly airflow will bring sunny spells and showers, a few of these heavy during the afternoon and evening and falling as snow on the higher tops. Feeling chilly with fresh northerly winds.


Early showers soon dying away then dry and sunny. Winds easing but still feeling cool for the time of year.


A dry start but wind and rain may extend eastwards through the day.

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