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East Highland: latest infra-red satellite

Tuesday, 16 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0222 on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Overview for Tuesday

A dull damp start to Tuesday across many climbing areas of Scotland. It will brighter with a few showers during the day and winds will remain light at all levels.

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 Extensive fog down to low levels at first, slowly lifting, dispersing during morning.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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



Tuesday will get off to a grey, misty start with patchy drizzle. It will become drier and a little brighter during the day with some sunshine developing, especially towards northern and western Cairngorms and towards Creag Meagaidh. Some patches of mist and low cloud will linger over some of the Perthshire and Angus hills. A few showers will break out in the afternoon but many ranges will be dry. Underfoot conditions will continue to be dry.


Moderate or poor overnight and into Tuesday morning. Also patches of very poor visibility leading to navigational difficulties. The visibility will become generally good by the afternoon although some patches of poor visibility remaining all day.

Hill fog

Extensive fog down to low levels overnight and during the first part of Tuesday morning. Fog then lifting and becoming more patchy during the morning, mainly above 600M by the afternoon. However fog patches down to 300M may linger during the afternoon across some of the Angus and Perthshire hills.

Maximum winds above 600m

Light winds at all levels, generally easterly in direction with average speeds on the tops of only 10 to 15mph.


Glens Plus 11 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Well above the summits.



Cloudy and misty overnight and at first on Wednesday. There will be some showers, mainly over the eastern Cairngorms and the Angus hills. Staying mostly cloudy through the day although some breaks in the cloud may occur towards Monadhliath.


Mostly moderate to poor, locally improving good in the northwest.

Hill fog

Extensive fog down to 300M or less overnight, becoming more patchy during the morning. Low level fog mostly confined to hills near to the east coast in the afternoon. Further inland, there will be extensive fog above about 700M.

Maximum winds above 600m

Light easterly winds with average speeds on the tops of only 10 to 15mph.


Glens Plus 10 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Staying well above the summits.



Another grey, misty start but staying mostly dry and becoming brighter with some sunshine breaking through. Light easterly winds.


Again some overnight mist and low cloud burning off to leave some sunshine. Winds staying light.


Dry, settled weather looks set to continue into the weekend with some sunshine. Light winds.

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