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East Highland: latest radar

Monday, 28 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1715 on Monday, 28 July 2014

Overview for Tuesday

Early cloud hill fog and patchy rain clearing to sunny spells and isolated showers. Windy with gales possible on the most exposed ridges and summits.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Gusts to 50mph likely on the highest ridges and summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium Late in night and early in morning more especially the Perthshire Hills.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Sunny spells breaking through by afternoon with high UV levels bringing a sunburn risk.

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



Dry overnight with the odd mist or fog patch in the straths and glens and some patchy low cloud. Later in the night cloud will thicken with some light rain and drizzle reaching Ben Alder and Breadalbane. This will more east in the morning though will break up as it does so with some sunny intervals continuing in shelter and breaking through more generally by the afternoon. One or two isolated showers will follow mainly to the far west.


Locally moderate to poor in early morning light rain or drizzle, otherwise mainly good and becoming very good in the afternoon with many distant hills visible.

Hill fog

Patchy below 600m overnight becoming more widespread in the south and west of the area with some patches to 300m. Hill fog then lifting from most summits later in the morning with just the odd western Munro likely to see hill fog in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 35mph gusts 50mph.


Glens Plus 11 Celsius at dawn rising 20 Celsius in the afternoon, locally 22 Celsius in Deeside, then falling 13 by midnight.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius rising Plus 12 Celsius in the sunnier east.
Freezing level Above summits though notably cooler than recent days.



Showers may become more widespread in southern ranges in the early hours and perhaps lingering into Wednesday morning. Otherwise a bright day with some sunshine and just the odd shower mainly over the Cromdale Hills.


Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon except very briefly near showers.

Hill fog

Patchy above 750-900m overnight and morning and occasional above 1000m, but mostly lifting above the tops.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 30mph gusts 40-45mph.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 20 Celsius in the afternoon.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A mainly dry start then a band of rain some heavy will spread from the west. The chance of a short spell of squally thundery rain before it brightens to scattered heavy showers. Fresh southwesterly winds.


A mainly dry start to the day then showers developing some becoming heavy and slow moving with some thundery downpours. Moderate southerly breeze.


Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

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