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East Highland: latest visual satellite

Thursday, 18 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0335 on Thursday, 18 September 2014

Overview for Thursday

Many areas staying dull with extensive hill fog though some improvement well inland especially towards western Perthshire the NW Cairngorms and Monadliaths where some sunshine is likely.

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 High Extensive throughout in east and morning and evening in west.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Low sunburn risk in sunnier western areas.

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



Extensive low cloud will bring some drizzle and hill fog which will last through Thursday over much of the region, especially eastern Perthshire and the Angus and Aberdeenshire Hills. Some improvement is expected over areas sheltered from the southeast, including western Perthshire the Northwest Cairngorms and Monadliath mountains, here cloud bases will be higher and should break to allow some sunshine by the afternoon.


Poor over much of the east, with mist fog and drizzle all reducing visiblity and making navigation very difficult. Becoming moderate to good over more sheltered areas well inland and to the northwest.

Hill fog

Extensive and down to 300m or below for much of the day in the east, 450-600m in the sheltered west and becoming occasional or patchy at these levels.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 25 gusts 35mph.


Glens Plus 10 Celsius at dawn rising to Plus 14 at best in the duller east, up to 19 Celsius in the Spey Valley and at the foot of Breadalbane.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius, rising 11 Celsius over the Monadliaths.
Freezing level Well above the tops.



Another dull misty day with some light drizzle and the best chance of any breaks in the cloud in the sheltered west, mainly around Strathspey.


Moderate to poor at best over much of the area becoming good in more sheltered western areas.

Hill fog

Widespread above 450-600m and even less than 300m in Aberdeenshire and Angus. More occasional or patchy by the afternoon in the west.

Maximum winds above 600m

East to southeast 10-15mph.


Glens Plus 10 Celsius at dawn rising to Plus 14 at best in the duller east, up to 17 Celsius in the Spey Valley and at the foot of Breadalbane.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Some light rain overnight, this gradually clearing south on Saturday as brighter weather with sunny intervals spreads from the north though it may not brighten until later over the Perth and Angus Hills. Moderate northeasterly winds.


A dry day with some bright or sunny spells. Mostly light winds.


A dry day with some bright or sunny spells and a freshening southwesterly breeze becoming strong on the summits.

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