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East Highland: latest pressure

Wednesday, 16 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0500 on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A band of rain will move down from the northwest with the best conditions being across Lochnagar and the Cairngorms.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales High Buffeting on exposed ridges and summits
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Sunshine reflected off lying snow increasing the sunburn risk.

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

Wednesday

Weather

A cold start to the walking day then a dry morning with sunny spells. During the afternoon it will become cloudier with some patchy light rain spreading across the area in the late afternoon. This rain will be accompanied by gale force southwesterly winds.

Visibility

Very good or excellent becoming moderate in the rain in the late afternoon.

Hill fog

Generally nil in the morning but becoming extensive at around 900 metres towards the end of the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwesterly 50mph with gusts to 60mph

Temperature

Glens Minus 1 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius
900 m Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level 1200 metres

Thursday

Weather

Cloudy with some patchy rain at first overnight but becoming dry with some clear spells developing. A mainly dry day with some bright intervals across Lochnagar and the eastern Cairngorms. Cloudier further west with some patchy rain and snow across Creag Meagaidh. Cooler conditions spreading down from the north late afternoon with some sunshine to end the day.

Visibility

Very good or excellent becoming moderate in the rain across the west.

Hill fog

Generally nil in the morning but becoming extensive at around 800 metres across Creag Meagaidh.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly easing to 25mph with gusts to 40mph overnight becoming Northwesterly 30 with gusts to 55mph but easing again later to 15 to 20mph

Temperature

Glens Plus 1 rising to plus 12 Celsius
900 m Plus 3 Celsius cooling off to minus 1 in the evening
Freezing level 1200 metres lowering to 800 metres.

Outlook

Friday

Cloudy across in the west but cloud breaking up the further east you go. Moderate southwesterly winds easing light. Rain in the far west late afternoon.

Saturday

Cloudy across in the west with outbreaks of rain but cloud breaking up the further east you go with a few bright intervals developing . Light winds.

Sunday

Cloudy across in the west but brighter in the east. Fresh southerly winds.

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