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Wednesday, 12 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0258 on Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Some early morning mist and frost then a dry and sunny day with light winds at low levels, but strong southwesterlies over the summits.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||High||Sunshine off the snow pack will produce a significant glare and increase the risk of sunburn.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
A cold and frosty start to the day in the glens with some mist patches these evaporating away by mid morning to leave a fine dry day with some good sunny spells developing. A mild wind will keep temperatures on the tops above freezing however it will stay frozen underfoot with the snow level around 800 metres. The sunshine off the snow will produce a high level of glare with the added risk of some sunburn. Again the high level paths are likely to have a covering of ice which will make it quite treacherous on the steeper sections especially once the warmth of the sunshine melts the top surface. Staying dry during this evening, but clouds increasing across western ranges.
Some early mist patches then good to very good through the morning with very good air clarity with peaks in the middle to far distance standing out sharp in the sunshine. During this afternoon however the air will lose some of its clarity with the more distant peaks becoming a little hazier.
Some patches possible in the bottoms of the glens at first but this soon evaporating away otherwise small amounts around 900 metres. Occasional or occasional patches around 700 metres forming over western ranges during the evening.
West or southwesterly 15-20 mph gusts 30 mph over exposed ridges and summits.
|Glens||Minus 3 Celsius rising to plus 14 Celsius then back down to freezing this evening.|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius on the ground but plus 6 Celsius in the air|
|Freezing level||Around 800 metres.|
Dry through the early hours with some clear spells over the eastern Cairngorm and Angus hills, leading to a few mist patches in the Glens. Any mist patches in the east soon clearing after dawn, then a rather cloudy day with perhaps some light rain over the more western ranges, with the best of any brightness over the eastern Cairngorms and Angus hills.
Visibilities will be generally good, but moderate in any rain over western ranges, and poor in early mist patches.
Occasional or occasional patches around 700 metres, with some patches around 450 metres in the south and west.
Increasing westerly 30 mph gusts 45 mph then easing 10-15 mph during the evening.
|Glens||Zero Celsius ring to plus 12 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius falling to 2 Celsius during the evening.|
|Freezing level||Above all summits lowering to 1000 metres later|
Perhaps some bright or sunny spells at first, otherwise cloudy with outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy at times in the west, falling as snow over the highest summits later, as the freezing level lowers to around 1200 metres. Severe gale or storm force westerly winds over the summits.
A rather cloudy day with occasional rain, although much of this will be light and confined to the more western ranges, snow over the summits during the morning. Freezing level around 800 metres, rising above the summits during the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds increasing to severe gale force over the summits.
Some patchy light rain in the west, otherwise a mainly dry and bright day with sunny spells. Mild with freezing levels well above the summits, but very windy with gale or severe gale force west to northwesterly winds over the summits.
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