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East Highland: latest infra-red satellite

Sunday, 20 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0309 on Sunday, 20 April 2014

Overview for Sunday

Dry and fine after any early mist and patchy hill fog burns off. Freshening winds in south later.

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 No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Especially across western ranges and on higher summits where glare from remaining snow cover.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands



Mist and fog patches around dawn in glens and on lower slopes. especially across eastern ranges such as the Angus Braes. During the morning mist and fog on lower slopes lifting and largely burning off to leave a dry fine day with good sunny spells, best of sunshine from Badenoch and Strathspey down into western Perthshire, patchy cloud in east.


Mostly good but moderate at times overnight and early morning with some poor patches in mist early morning; improving very good most western areas during afternoon with more distant peaks becoming visible.

Hill fog

Periods 100 to 400 metres during the early morning, most prevalent in the east, but largely dispersing late morning to leave just a few patches around 400 metres over Deeside and Angus. Occasional banks over the Munros in south during the evening, descending to periods 300 metres around or soon after dusk across eastern ranges exposed towards the North Sea coast.

Maximum winds above 600m

East or Southeast 10mph. Later becoming East 20 gust 30mph, but gusts 40mph in south during evening.


Glens around freezing at sunrise, lifting plus 13 Celsius by mid-afternoon, falling 7 Celsius after dark.
900 m Around plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level above summits



Fine settled weather holds with another chilly night and start to Monday. Some mist and hill fog, slower to thin and clear but eventually Badenoch, Strathspey and western Perthshire should be bright with some sun but more eastern areas such as Deeside, Angus and near Glen Almond will tend to hold onto some haze and cloud.


Mostly moderate with only nearby hills clearly discernible, and poor during the early morning in some eastern areas such. Locally improving good during the afternoon, with mid distance hills apparent through the thinning haze.

Hill fog

Periods 200 to 500 metres during the morning, especially on east facing slopes of Deeside, the eastern Cairngorms, Angus and east Perthshire, but more limited from Rannoch Moor up into Strathspey. This hill fog slowly lifting but thin banks persisting through the day, nearer 600 metres.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southern ranges, Easterly winds 35mph gusting 50mph, isolated gusts 60mph. In the north, east winds 25mph gusts 35 or 40mph.


Glens Plus 6 Celsius rising plus 12 Celsius.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius with moderate wind-chill in south.
Freezing level Above summits.



Badenoch and Strathspey hold onto mostly dry fine weather with limited hazy sunny spells. Ranges further south and east with be cloudier with haze, mist and hill fog, and a few passing showers. The duller areas will be from Lochnager down through Angus to east Perthshire. Strong to gale force East winds with gusts reaching 45 to 55mph. Wind-chill on summits. Freezing level above summits.


Mostly cloudy with showery rain developing across many ranges, the best of the dry spells around the Great Glen. Hill fog, especially on southern and eastern ranges, less so on the northwest side of the Cairngorm Plateau. Still rather hazy with a strong East then Southeast wind, the wind subsiding later.


Changeable conditions with a moderate South or Southeast wind bringing some showers then some longer spells of rain. Hill fog patches becoming extensive.

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