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Sunday, 9 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0245 on Sunday, 9 March 2014
Staying generally cloudy with some patchy rain affecting the south and west, with snow on tops. Hill fog. Winds easing.
|Heavy snow||Low||Reasonable fresh snow late afternoon and evening.|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Medium||At first this morning.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Briefly in the morning.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Low||Mainly overnight and morning in south and then in evening.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
A mainly cloudy start on Sunday with further outbreaks of mainly light and patchy rain, this mainly affecting the Tarf and Tilt hills and the Cairnwell and Glenshee hills. Over the Northern Cairngorms and the Hills of Cromdale, it will become mainly dry and here we could see some bright intervals at times although there is likely to be a layer of high cloud spoiling the chances of seeing much in the way of sunshine. During the evening the rain and summit snow across the south will become more persistent and spread back north, the snow level in the north falling to 400m with some fresh accumulations. Most of this will die out by midnight.
Moderate in the rain across the southern ranges where there will also be extensive hill fog, but good over the north. The clarity of the air will be moderate at best with only hills to the middle distance visible and even at these distances it will be quite hazy.
Extensive down to 450-600m across southern and western ranges overnight and early on Sunday, becoming more confined to 800m and above, then more widespread again in the evening lowering to 500m in the south.
Average speeds of 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph in the early hours. Easing steadily through the morning to southwesterly 25 mph in the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 7 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius falling to minus 1 Celsius|
|Freezing level||1200m at midnight falling to 900m by daybreak and falling to 500m in the north later.|
Cloudy in the early hours with some patchy rain and snow but this dying out as clearer conditions spread down from the north. Monday sees the start of a more settled period of weather. A dry day with some good sunny spells developing. A cooler day with the snow on the tops likely to have any icy crust. The sunshine off the snow will produce a high level of glare with the added risk of some sunburn.
Some early fog patches then good to very good through the day with very good air clarity with peaks in the middle to far distance standing out sharp.
Some patches possible in the bottoms of the glens at first but this soon evaporating away otherwise small amounts around 900 metres.
Westerly 15 to 20mph but increasing to 30mph over the more exposed ridges and summits across the north of the area.
|Glens||Minus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 7 Celsius then back down to freezing in the evening.|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Around 700 metres.|
A frosty start in the glens then dry with some bright or sunny spells. Fresh southwesterly winds across the tops. Freezing levels around 800 metres rising to 1200 metres late evening.
A dry day with some bright or sunny spells. Strong southwesterly winds with gales possible across the tops. Freezing level well above the summits. Quite hazy.
Dry with bright or sunny spells but some high cloud will make the sunshine hazy across the north of the area. Fresh southwesterly winds. Freezing level well above the summits. Munro temperatures around 6 Celsius.
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