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East Highland: latest weather

Monday, 1 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1612 on Monday, 1 September 2014

Overview for Tuesday

A fine mostly dry day with sunny spells. Cloudier later in far east.

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 Low Occasional patches down to 500m in the evening across the east.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Risk of sunburn.

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

Tuesday

Weather

Largely dry overnight with clear skies for most. However, mist and hill fog banks should form for a time in glens and on lower slopes. These will soon clear during the morning, leaving clear skies with only little cloud developing in the afternoon. During the evening, cloud will spread off the North Sea, with hills mainly east and south of Lochnagar affected.

Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens overnight, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible.

Hill fog

Isolated patches 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Otherwise almost nil, but with occasional fog above 500 metres in the late evening.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwest wind 15mph, with gusts up to 30mph across the highest peaks and ridges.

Temperature

Glens Plus 6 rising 20 Celsius.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.

Wednesday

Weather

Mist and fog patches are expected overnight mainly across lower slopes and in glens. These will clear by mid morning leaving a largely dry and bright day with sunny intervals. However, low cloud coming off the North Sea will persist across the far east lowlands, affecting at times the east Grampians. Towards the end of the day, cloud will start to thicken and extend westwards.

Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens overnight, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible. Moderate to poor in the evening across the east Grampians.

Hill fog

Hill fog at 200-400m mainly across the far east overnight, lifting during the day to 500-700m. Elsewhere nil. During the evening, cloud will once more lower down, around 200-300m across the east Grampians, and around 500m across the rest.

Maximum winds above 600m

South wind 15mph, gusting up to 25mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 6 rising 20 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Thursday

Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. Then variable amount of cloud with the risk of some showers during the afternoon. Mostly light southerly winds.

Friday

Western and central ranges remaining fine with some good spells of sunshine, however eastern ranges seeing rather more cloud at times with the odd spot of drizzle. Freshening easterly breeze.

Saturday

Rather cloudy day, with the eastern ranges being affected the most by low cloud and mist coming off the North Sea giving some hill fog and the odd patch of light rain. Fresh easterly breeze.

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