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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 30 Mar 2015

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Gales at first, moderating through the day.
Severe chill effect
Snow showers and gales at first.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Mainly near showers at first, then more widespread in south later.

Low risk

Blizzards
Gales and snow showers at first combined with and pre-existing snow cover bring a blizzard risk.
Thunderstorms
Isolated thunderstorms possible at first.

No risk

Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Scattered snow showers overnight, these occasionally heavy with a risk of thunder. Then a cold start across the East Highland area with further wintry showers and some brighter spells. The showers will be heavy at times, especially during the morning over the Mondhliath and the west, and falling as snow above about 300m. Showers will become fewer into the afternoon before thicker cloud and a spell of more persistent rain, sleet and snow spreads from the southwest during the afternoon and evening, with further snow accumulations above 400m.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good visibility away from showers at first with some good winter panoramas, however falling very poor close to heavier showers. Becoming more generally moderate across southern ranges during the afternoon, again very poor in snowfall.

Hill Fog

Occasional fog above about 600m becoming extensive near to showers, and also extensive fog forming in south of area above 500m later in afternoon, this spreading northwards, with some patches down to 300m, particularly south-facing slopes.

Max wind above 600m

Northwesterly winds during the morning with average speeds of 30mph and gusts 50. Winds will become southwest during afternoon and decreasing 20mph, backing southeast for a time later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero Celsius rising to 8 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 3 Celsius with a significant wind-chill effect.
Freezing level:
300m rising to 600m during the afternoon in the south.

Issued at: 1758 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Tue 31 Mar 2015

A cold and windy day with scattered snow or hail showers moving in from the northwest. The heavier showers also bring a risk of thunder. The showers always more frequent in the north and west with some brighter spells and fewer showers for the Perthshire hills and the south. Severe gales bring very difficult climbing conditions and temporary blizzards.

Visibility

Generally good or very good away from the showers, however the showers will be frequent in the north and west so any spells of good visibility will be rather short lived. Falling to very poor in the snow.

Hill Fog

Occasional hill fog above 500m near the snow showers, this moving through quite quickly but soon replaced by further showers spreading from the west.

Max wind above 600m

West or northwesterly 45-50mph with gusts to 80mph, or even 90mph near showers.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius.
800m:
Around minus 4 Celsius with a significant wind chill.
Freezing level:
Around 300m.

Issued at: 1758 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Wed 01 Apr 2015

Sunny spells and further snow showers. Showers most frequent over the northwest ranges at first with gale force northwesterly winds again making it feel bitterly cold. Winds and showers easing off a touch during the late afternoon and evening, particularly in the south.

Issued at: 1758 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Thu 02 Apr 2015

A much calmer day; isolated snow showers at first but these tending to die away to leave some sunny spells through the afternoon. Winds will also be much lighter across the tops bringing a much more pleasant feel.

Issued at: 1758 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Fri 03 Apr 2015

Quite a cloudy day with outbreaks of mainly light sleet or snow in the southwest of the region, drier and brighter in the northeast. Southeasterly winds.

Issued at: 1758 on Sun 29 Mar 2015