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East Highland: latest radar

Wednesday, 3 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0322 on Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A fine mostly dry day with some sunny spells. Cloudier later in far east.

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 Low Occasional patches around 200-300m in the evening across the east Grampians.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Risk of sunburn in the afternoon.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Wednesday

Weather

Mist and fog patches are expected at first mainly across lower slopes and in glens. These will clear by mid morning leaving a largely dry and bright day with sunny intervals. There is a low risk of some light drizzle across Lochnagar during the morning. Towards the end of the day, cloud will start to thicken from the east affecting east Grampians with possible light rain or drizzle.

Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens overnight, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible. Moderate later in the evening across the east Grampians.

Hill fog

Hill fog at 200-400m mainly across the far east overnight, lifting during the day other the summits. Elsewhere nil. During the evening, hill fog is expected around 200-300m across the east Grampians, and more isolated around 500m across the rest.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwest wind 15mph, gusting up to 25mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 6 rising 20 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. Generally cloudy, but with some sunny intervals breaking through during the day. The cloud will be thick enough to give some light rain or drizzle in places. This might be more persistent across Ben More and Ben Lawers.

Visibility

Generally good, but moderate across the east Grampians. Moderate during any rain or drizzle later.

Hill fog

Overnight hill fog around 200-300m across the east Grampians, and more isolated around 500m across the rest. During the course of the day, this will lift to 600-800m everywhere. However, once more it will come down in the evening to 200-300m mainly across the east and south Grampians.

Maximum winds above 600m

South wind 10-15mph gusting up to 25mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 8 rising 20 Celsius.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Western and central ranges remaining fine with some good spells of sunshine, however eastern ranges seeing rather more cloud at times with some light rain or drizzle. Freshening easterly breeze.

Saturday

Rather cloudy day, with the eastern ranges being mainly affected by low cloud and mist coming off the North Sea giving some hill fog and some light rain or drizzle. Fresh easterly breeze.

Sunday

Another cloudy day, particularly across the eastern ranges with low cloud and mist in places. Fresh easterly breeze.

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