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East Highland: latest visual satellite

Thursday, 28 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0203 on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Overview for Thursday

A band of rain will move across all of the Scottish mountains this moving through quite smartly with brighter conditions with showers following.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds High At first
Gales High Throughout the day
Severe chill effect High In the rain in the morning
Persistent and extensive hill fog High In the morning
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain High Mainly over Angus Perth and Aberdeenshire Hills at first.
Strong Sunlight Medium Mid morning onwards as rain clears, sunburn risk.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Thursday

Weather

A cloudy start to the day with rain affecting all but the northern cairngorms however the rain will soon spread across this area as well. The heaviest of the rain will be over the Braes of Angus up into the Southern cairngorms. This rain will also be accompanied by storm force winds across the higher summits and the cairngorm plateau. The rain will soon start to die out over Breadalbane with some bright then sunny spells following. The winds will also ease back to gale force. These brighter and drier conditions will quickly move north reaching all but the Ladder hills by midday and clearing these by early afternoon. Within the following sunnier conditions there will also be a few showers and most likely to be focused over the hills of Breadalbane. Any showers dying out again during the evening.

Visibility

Poor at first in the rain but becoming good to very good as the rain clears.

Hill fog

Extensive over the whole area at first with bases ranging from 500 metres over the Braes of Angus and the Southern Cairngorms to 750metres over the Monadhliaths and Creag Meagaidh. This soon breaking up to leave occasional patches around 750metres

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 50 to 60mph with gusts to 80mph at first particularly over the more exposed ridges and summits during the period of the rain. Winds easing to 30mph with gusts to 50mph after the passage of the rain.

Temperature

Glens 8 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius in the afternoon.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius, rising Plus 10 this afternoon.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Friday

Weather

A dry start to the night but bands of showers will start to move across from the west later in the night these possible heavy at times particularly over Breadalbane. Showery for the walking day, these heavy at times with the risk of thunder with the main risk of this being over the Braes of Angus. Breezy with gales across the tops. Although it will be fairly cloudy there will be some bright or sunny intervals as well, the best of these over The Monadhliaths where there will be fewer showers as well.

Visibility

Moderate in and around the showers otherwise good to very good with very good clarity to the air.

Hill fog

Occasional around 600 metres lowering to 450 metres in the heavier showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

The southeasterly winds will back Southerly overnight but maintain speeds of around 30 to 40mph with gusts to 50mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Saturday

Sunny spells and a scattering of showers, these mainly across the north and west. Drier across the south. Gale force northwesterly winds.

Sunday

Cloudy with some patchy rain in the north at first but dying out leave a fine dry day with sunny spells and fairly light winds.

Monday

Cloudy with rain and extensive hill fog at first with gale force southwesterly winds. Soon becoming drier and brighter from the west with sunny spells.

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