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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 30 Aug 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Gusts reaching 50-60mph on higher summits.
Strong sunlight
Risk of sunburn in any prolonged periods of sunshine.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Tue 30 Aug 2016

Mostly dry and bright, especially across the eastern Cairngorms and Angus glens where there will be some good sunny spells. Further west, there will be more cloud, and perhaps the odd spot of rain, but it'll be mostly dry. Cloud thickening later in the evening mainly in west with some light rain.

Time
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Weather
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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good, but moderate in any rain in the west.

Hill Fog

Scattered cloud in the east above 700m. Hill fog more widespread in the west with it occasionally persistent above 800m.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 30-35mph, gusting 50mph, perhaps 60mph over the highest Cairngorm peaks.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 11 Celsius, rising to plus 21 Celsius in the afternoon
800m:
Around plus 12 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Rain clearing eastwards overnight, then a bright start to the day. Cloud will increase through the morning, and there will be some showers around, especially for western parts towards the Monadhliath and Ben Alder, but also bright spells too. Feeling cool in the strong southwesterly wind.

Visibility

Generally very good, falling to moderate in showers.

Hill Fog

Periods of hill fog overnight associated with rain, this clearing by morning leaving only a few patches above 700m, before cloud develops more widely later with periods above 800m in and near showers, especially in the west.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 35mph with gusts to 50mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius, rising to plus 18 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 7 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Thu 01 Sep 2016

A mostly dry and bright day with isolated showers mainly in the west. Easing winds.

Fri 02 Sep 2016

Overnight rain clearing during the morning, leaving a mixture of bright spells and showers. Fresh southwesterly winds.

Sat 03 Sep 2016

A breezy day with early bright spells, but perhaps turning cloudier later with some rain, and very strong winds, but this element of the forecast is quite uncertain at the moment.

Issued at: 0253 on Tue 30 Aug 2016