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East Highland: latest weather

Tuesday, 29 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1658 on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Some showers in the morning mainly over the Perthshire Hills and Cairngorms, clearing to bring a mainly dry and bright afternoon with some sunny spells. Windy with gales on more exposed ridges and summits.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds Low Expected to stay just under limits on highest ridges and summits.
Gales High Gusts 50-60mph likely on the higher ridges and summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Sunny spells breaking through with medium to high UV levels bringing a sunburn risk.

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

Wednesday

Weather

Showers may become more widespread in southern and western ranges in the early hours and perhaps lingering into Wednesday morning. Otherwise a bright day on Wednesday with some sunshine and just the odd shower mainly over the Cromdale Hills. Best sunshine over the Aberdeenshire and Angus Hills.

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon except very briefly near showers.

Hill fog

Patchy above 750-900m overnight and morning and occasional above 1000m, but mostly lifting above the tops.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 40mph gusts 55mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 9 Celsius rising to Plus 20 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling 13 by midnight.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius rising Plus 11 Celsius in the sunnier east.
Freezing level Above summits though notably cooler than recent days.

Thursday

Weather

A mainly dry start then a band of rain some heavy will spread from the west. The chance of a short spell of squally thundery rain before it brightens to scattered heavy showers again with the risk of thunder.

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon though falling poor in heavier showers.

Hill fog

Patchy above 750-900m overnight and morning and occasional above 1000m, but mostly lifting above the tops between the showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 30mph gusts 40-45mph easing 20mph and veering northwest later.

Temperature

Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the afternoon though falling again in showers.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

A mainly dry start to the day then showers developing some becoming heavy and slow moving with some thundery downpours. Moderate south to southeasterly breeze.

Saturday

Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

Sunday

Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

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