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Thursday, 12 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1735 on Thursday, 12 December 2013
Rather cloudy during the morning with showery outbreaks of rain, mainly in the west, brightening up in the afternoon with some sunshine. Severe southwesterly gales over the summits.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||Low||Isolated gusts to 70 mph possible over the Cairngorm Plateau, especially later.|
|Gales||High||Southwesterly gales over the upper slopes and summits.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Sub zero temperatures combining with gales over the summits later.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Over southern ranges until midday.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
Mainly cloudy overnight with showery outbreaks of rain, affecting mainly southern and western ranges. Bright with some sunshine over the northern Cairngorms at first, otherwise mainly cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain, which will die out during the morning, then brightening up across all ranges with sunny spells in the afternoon. Showers will feed into western ranges during the evening, with snow above around 500 metres.
Moderate or good, becoming very good during the afternoon, with distant summits visible, if a little hazy, but reducing poor or very poor in snow showers the evening.
Occasional or persistent around 600 metres, lowering to 300 metres over Breadalbane, Ben Chonzie and the Angus hills, but mainly small amounts over the northern Cairngorms, and lifting and breaking to small amounts across all ranges during the afternoon. Occasional patches forming around 750 metres in the showers during the evening.
South or southwesterly 35 gusts 50 mph, increasing 40 gusts 60 mph with isolated gusts 70 mph over the Cairngorm plateau later.
|Glens||Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius, then falling to 2 Celsius this evening.|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius falling to minus 1 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above all summits lowering to 600 metres during the afternoon and evening.|
Clear spells with a few showers overnight, mainly in the west, with snow above 500 metres. A mainly dry and bright start, then clouds thickening with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west to reach most ranges by midday, becoming heavy at times during the afternoon, with still some snow over the very highest summits. The rain will clear by the evening, then dry with clear spells.
Good or very good, becoming moderate or poor in the rain during the afternoon.
Some patches around 750 metres in the overnight showers, then becoming occasional or persistent around 750 metres in the afternoon rain, locally down to 500 metres over southern ranges, breaking to small amounts during the evening.
Southwest 40 gusts 60 mph, increasing 70 mph gusts 100 mph over exposed summits and ridges for a time during the afternoon, with severe buffeting and danger of being blown over
|Glens||Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 9 Celsius then failing to plus 3 Celsius during the evening.|
|900 m||Minus 1 Celsius rising to plus 3 Celsius for a time in the rain.|
|Freezing level||600 metres rising to 1200 metres in the afternoon, then lowering to 800 metres during the evening.|
Bright for much of the day with some sunshine, although clouds increasing to give outbreaks of rain towards dusk, with snow over the summits. Severe southwesterly gales over the summits, backing southerly and increasing storm force later.
Bright with sunny spells and just a few wintry showers in the west. Severe west or southwesterly gales over the summits slowly decreasing. Freezing level around 500 metres.
Perhaps the odd wintry shower in the west, otherwise mainly dry and bright with some sunshine. Southwesterly summit gales, becoming severe later. Freezing level around 500 metres.
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