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East Highland: latest visual satellite

Friday, 1 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0139 on Friday, 1 August 2014

Overview for Friday

An unsettled day with showers these becoming heavier and more widespread in the afternoon.

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 No Risk  
Thunderstorms Medium Thundery showers mainly in the afternoon.
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Where the sun breaks through this afternoon.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands



A mixed day of sunshine and showers. The showers will be mainly light to start but are likely to turn heavier during the afternoon with a further risk of thunder and hail. The current focus for the heaviest and most frequent showers is over the Cairngorms and Lochnagar where they will be slow moving with some localised downpours possible. The showers will die away during the evening.


Moderate or good, but falling poor or very poor in heavier showers. A little hazy with hills beyond middle distance losing definition.

Hill fog

Generally occasional patches above 900 metres but occasional patches above 600m near any heavy showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Generally southwest 10 to 15mph but increasing to 20mph with gusts 40mph near heavier showers.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells .
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.



Showers dying out early in the night then dry with clear spells. A few mist patches possible. A dry start with some sunny spells particularly over the Northern cairngorms and the Hills of Cromdale. Becoming cloudier from the south with rain arriving in the Braes of Angus and southern Perthshire by the late afternoon and to all other parts in the evening. This rain will turn heavy at times and will be accompanied by widespread hill fog.


Mainly good but falling moderate in the rain and poor in the heavier rain in the evening.

Hill fog

Above the summits at first but gradually lowering from the south with extensive hill fog around 450 metres over the Braes of Angus in the evening. Over the Hills of Cromdale and the Monadhliaths cloud bases will only lower to 800 metres by dusk.

Maximum winds above 600m

Light and variable at first but a 15 to 20mph northeasterly setting in later, increasing 35 gusts 50mph during the evening.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A cloudy day with showers or longer spells of rain, these heavy with the risk of thunder. During the afternoon the rain will become lighter across the south of the area but remaining cloudy with extensive hill fog.


A fine dry day with some good sunny spells. A little cooler with good visibility with a moderate southwesterly breeze.


A bright day with sunny spells and a scattering of showers these occasionally heavy particularly across the south. Moderate southwesterly winds.

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