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Sunday, 8 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0411 on Sunday, 8 December 2013
Mainly dry start with some bright intervals, but occasional rain in far west and this will tend to spread eastwards thorugh the day. Gales across the tops. Mild.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||Low||Possibly over the Cairngorm plateau|
|Gales||High||Over all of the high ground.|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Over more western ranges, especially in afternoon.|
|Heavy persistent rain||Low||Risk over far west in afternoon.|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Mostly cloudy through the day with outbreaks of rain in west, particularly from the Monadhliath Mountains down to Ben Lawers where occasionally heavy and becoming more persistent through the afternoon. Drier for the Cairngorms and Eastern Grampians with bright or even a few sunny intervals in the morning, but mostly cloudy and some rain will spread in from the west. A mild day but with gale to severe gale force winds this still producing a significant wind chill particularly across the snow fields where there will be areas of cloud. Quite wet underfoot and with the snow starting to melt it could be heavy going so could take more time than normal.
Moderate or good, falling poor in rain and around the snow fields.
Occasional or persistent 600 to 900 metres over the west of the area. Occasional patches around 900 metres over eastern ranges in morning but broken 700 metres at times in afternoon. Cloud forming around the snow fields due to the milder conditions blowing over the cold surface.
West or Southwest 45 gusts 65 mph, with gusts 80 mph at times over the Cairngorm plateau.
|Glens||Plus 4 to 8 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 4 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Cloudy overnight with some rain this mainly around Glen Lyon, elsewhere it will become dry with a few clear spells possible over the Northern Cairngorms. Mainly dry during the day with some reasonable sunny spells developing over the Cairngorms, Hills of Cromdale and Lochnagar. Mild with gale to severe gale force southwesterly winds. Some cloud forming over the snow fields whilst they continue to thaw.
Moderate or good, but poor at times around the snow fields and on the Cairngorm plateau.
Occasional around 900 metres, but broken occasionally overcast 700 to 900 metres in west, particularly over the Lawers group.
West or Southwest 40, gusts 60 mph, with gusts 75 mph at times over the Cairngorm plateau.
|Glens||Plus 6 to 12 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above the summits|
Mainly dry. Variable cloud cover with the best of the breaks in the east. Patchy rain or drizzle possible on some southwest facing slopes. Strong to gale force southwest winds over the summits. Freezing level above the summits.
Mainly dry and mild. Cloudier over the south with the best of the cloud breaks in the north. Strong to gale force southerly winds over the summits. Freezing level above the summits.
A dry start but a band of rain moving in from the west in afternoon, but mainly affecting more northern ranges. Severe gale force southerly winds. Freezing level above the summits but lowering close to the tops in the west in the late afternoon.
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