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East Highland: latest wind

Friday, 19 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1519 on Friday, 19 September 2014

Overview for Saturday

Dry in the morning with some sunshine, a little cloudier in the afternoon with isolated showers.

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 In the early hours of Saturday morning.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Sunburn risk in any prolonged sunshine.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: East Highlands

Saturday

Weather

Cloudy in the early hours with some patchy rain, but this will have cleared by dawn. The walking day will start rather cool although bright. The rest of the morning will remain dry with some good spells of sunshine. Little change across the southern ranges in the afternoon. Across the Monadhliath and northern Cairngorms it will turn cloudier in the afternoon with the chance of an isolated shower. Becoming dry and cold with clearing skies in the evening.

Visibility

Occasionally moderate in early rain otherwise good or very good. Air clarity will be much better than of late as a cleaner Polar airmass moves in from the northwest, so hills in the middle distance should be fairly distinct.

Hill fog

Extensive down to 500 to 600 metres in the early hours, otherwise thin patches around 800 metres in the morning with many summits cloud free. Cloud becoming more extensive around 900 metres across the north in the afternoon, perhaps with some patches down to 600 metres on northwestern facing slopes. Across the Perthshire and Angus hills just thin patches developing above 800 metres in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 15 mph freshehing to 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph across the Cairngorm Plateau. Feeling colder in the wind than of late.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius by afternoon, falling back to 7 Celsius in the evening.
900 m Plus 9 falling to 6 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

Dry and cold in the early hours. The walking day on Sunday will start cold and dry with some mist in the glens. Then a fine September day in prospect, with all ranges remaining dry and bright with some sunshine with light winds. Best of the sunshine across the southern ranges.

Visibility

Early mist soon burning off then very good with very good air clarity.

Hill fog

Some patches around 600 metres across northern ranges first thing otherwise most summits free of cloud.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph in the early hours, otherwise west or northwesterly 10 to 15 mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 1 Celsius at dawn rising to 17 Celsius, falling to 6 Celsius after dark.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

Dry with some sunshine although rain extending from the west later in the day. Strong westerly winds developing across the tops with a risk of gales.

Tuesday

Mainly dry with some sunshine, chance of a few isolated showers across the west. Strong, cold westerly winds.

Wednesday

Likely to be rather cloudy with the chance of showers, these mostly across the north and west. Windy with a risk of northwesterly gales.

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