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East Highland: latest weather

Friday, 29 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0306 on Friday, 29 August 2014

Overview for Friday

A band of rain across the east will soon clear then its a mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers these most frequent in the west. The best weather will be over the Monadliaths and Assynt.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds Medium Over the higher summits and exposed ridges.
Gales High Throughout the day
Severe chill effect High In the rain in the morning and the follwing showers
Persistent and extensive hill fog High In the morning
Thunderstorms Medium Mainly in the west
Heavy persistent rain Low Mainly over Angus Hills at first.
Strong Sunlight Medium Mid morning onwards as rain clears, sunburn risk.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Friday

Weather

A cloudy start to the day with rain affecting all but the northern Cairngorms and Monadhliaths. This rain will soon clear east to be followed by brighter conditions but with a scattering of showers. These showers will be heavy at times with the risk of thunder with the main risk of this being over Breadalbane and the Braes of Angus. Breezy with gales across the tops these increasing to storm force at times over the higher tops and the more exposed ridges. The best conditions will be over the Monadhliaths where there will be fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine. The showers will become lighter and more isolated as we go through the evening.

Visibility

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

Hill fog

Extensive over much of the area at first with bases around 500 metres over the Braes of Angus and the Southern Cairngorms. This soon breaking up to leave occasional patches around 750 metres but lowering to 450 metres in the heavier showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southerly 50 to 60mph with gusts to 80mph at first particularly over the more exposed ridges and summits. Winds easing back to 40mph with gusts to 70mph for the walking day. Into the evening the winds will go southwesterly and ease to 30mph with gusts to 50 mph.

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.

Saturday

Weather

Clear spells and a scattering of showers overnight. A bright day but with a few showers, these mainly affecting the Monadhliaths, Hills of Cromdale and the northern Cairngorms with the driest and sunniest conditions to be found in Breadalbane and the Braes of Angus.

Visibility

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

Hill fog

Occasional around 750 metres lowering to 550 metres in the showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwesterly 30mph with gusts to 50mph at first overnight but going northwesterly by morning. Northwesterly 30 with gusts to 45mph. .

Temperature

Glens Plus 6 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

Dry with sunny spells but gradually clouding over from the west with outbreaks of rain. Extensive hill fog forming. Southwesterly winds increasing to gale to severe gale force.

Monday

Early rain but then mainly dry with some sunny spells. gales at first.

Tuesday

Mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of these across in the east. Fresh southwesterly winds.

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