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Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 22 Oct 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Occasional gusts of 55mph expected widely in the evening.

Low risk

Storm force winds
Occasional gusts of 75mph on the Cairngorm plateau during the evening.
Severe chill effect
Strong to gale force winds will give some wind chill, especially at first.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Some hill fog forming over the Angus and Perthshire hills by the afternoon

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Wed 22 Oct 2014

There will be clear spells in the early hours with a chance of light showers at first, wintry above 800 metres. Clouding over after a bright start with light and patchy rain spreading from the west during late morning, and this could be heavy at times on Western slopes in the Monadhliath mountains and Western Perthshire. Mainly cloudy during the evening with occasional light rain, mainly across western ranges.

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Visibility

Mainly good or very good overnight becoming moderate perhaps poor at times in the rain during the day.

Hill Fog

A few patches around 800 metres during the early hours, thickening and lowering later in the morning in the Angus hills and South Perthshire, with persistent hill fog at 300 to 500 metres during the afternoon and evening. Patches 500 to 750 metres forming on Western slopes of the Cairngorms and Monadhlaiths into the afternoon but should clear during the evening.

Max wind above 600m

Northwest backing southwest and 35 gust 50mph, increasing 55 gust 80mph over the Cairngorm plateau during the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 2 Celsius rising plus 10 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 1 Celsius rising plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Around 800 metres rising well above the summits.

Issued at: 1817 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Thu 23 Oct 2014

Cloudy during the early hours with some patchy light rain in the west. Patchy rain continuing over southern and western ranges during the day, with perhaps some heavier bursts in the west during the afternoon, brighter over the cairngorms with some sunshine at times.

Visibility

Moderate or good, but poor at times in the rain over western ranges, becoming very good over the Cairngorms

Hill Fog

Patches 500 to 750 metres again on Western slopes of the Cairngorms with more persistent fog 300 to 500 metres in the Angus hills and South Perthshire though this will all lift during the evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 55 gust 80mph over the Cairngorm plateau decreasing 40 gust 60mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 Celsius rising plus 12 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits.

Issued at: 1817 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Fri 24 Oct 2014

A mainly dry day with sunny spells, although there may be the odd shower, most likely in the west, wintry on the highest peaks with a freezing level of around 1200 metres. Strong southwesterly winds over the summits, increasing gale force later.

Issued at: 1817 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Sat 25 Oct 2014

Mostly dry and sunny again although with the chance of light shower and an isolated heavy shower. Freezing level just above the summits. Southwesterly gales developing at all levels, with storms over the higher summits.

Issued at: 1817 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Sun 26 Oct 2014

Bright with sunny spells and a few showers, mainly affecting western ranges, turning wintry above around 800 metres. Southwesterly gales slowly moderate.

Issued at: 1817 on Tue 21 Oct 2014