- Considerable buffeting on the slopes especially in the north in the afternoon.
- Persistent extensive hill fog
- High risk in west and south of the area, lower to the northeast.
- No medium risks
- Storm force winds
- Over the highest ridges and summits, risk of losing footing
- Severe chill effect
- Although mild, some rain and severe gales will lead to chill.
- Heavy snow
- Heavy persistent rain
- Strong sunlight
Cloud thickening up from the west to bring some patchy light rain or drizzle mainly affecting the Monadliaths, Ben Alder and Breadalbane. Hill fog also becoming persistent and extensive. Some breaks in shelter but more notably to the north and east of the Cairngorms, with the lower Moray and Aberdeenshire hills bright and mainly dry with some sunshine at times, though even here the odd patch of rain is possible.
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Mainly good at first, though glen mist patches possible. Falling moderate to poor in rain or drizzle and with extensive hill fog due the low cloud, though mainly good in the sheltered northeast.
Patchy at first becoming extensive from the west at 450-750m. Little or none on lower hills in the sheltered northeast.
Max wind above 600m
Westerly 30 gusts 40mph backing WSW 45 gusts 65mph in the afternoon, and gusts to 80mph likely in the evening on the Cairngorm Plateau.
- Plus 1 Celsius in east, 6 Celsius in west, lifting up to 9 or 10 Celsius in the afternoon and remaining mild through the evening.
- Plus 5 Celsius rising Plus 8 later.
- Freezing level:
- Above summits
Extensive low cloud hill fog and occasional rain overnight though still some clear weather in the sheltered northeast this lasting into the post dawn period. Then a band of heavier rain will spread east across all areas late morning with a short period of intense rainfall possible, this then easing but turning to snow down to 600m, locally 350m during the afternoon. Clearer weather will then follow east though with some snow showers in the evening even to lower levels.
Starting mainly good in the sheltered northeast but widely moderate to poor in rain, while hill fog due to low cloud will be extensive in the south and west. Very poor in snow and poor in snow showers in the evening though the general visibility and air clarity will be improving by then.
Widespread, extensive 450-750m, lower bases towards the west and far south, then becoming patchy by dusk mainly in showers.
Max wind above 600m
Southwest 60 gusts 90mph veering westerly 45 gusts 70mph.
- Plus 10 Celsius overnight and into early Friday morning, dipping to 4 Celsius by the afternoon, then 0 Celsius in the evening.
- Plus 6 Celsius at midnight, falling 4 Celsius in the morning, then Minus 2 by mid afternoon and Minus 4 in the evening.
- Freezing level:
- Above summits at first falling 750m in the afternoon then all levels in the evening.
A cold blustery day with further snow showers, most frequent in the west though turning to rain below 500m during the day, before easing back down to 300m in the evening. Southwesterly gales will bring blizzard conditions to the higher hills and mountains.
Clear or sunny intervals and occasional snow showers at most levels. A longer spell of rain and mountain snow with storm force westerly winds is a possibility but forecast developments later in the weekend are currently uncertain so the forecast should be checked again nearer the time.
The very unsettled changeable conditions continue with wintry showers or longer spells of rain and mountain snow, with storm force winds, a possibility, but like Sunday the detail is very uncertain so the forecast should be checked again nearer the time.
Issued at: 0253 on Thu 26 Nov 2015