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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 27 May 2016

High risk

Strong sunlight
Mainly across the northern Cairngorms.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Mainly overnight and later in the evening away from the southwestern ranges.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 27 May 2016

Cloud will increase across many northern, eastern and southern ranges through the early hours with some light rain or drizzle across the hills of Angus. This will gradually break across the northern Cairngorms in the afternoon, while it will remain cloudy elsewhere. A few sharp showers are possible to develop later in the afternoon.

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Visibility

Very good with some good panoramic views of surrounding summits across southwestern ranges, although across northern, eastern and southern ranges cloud is likely to obscure views of surrounding hills.

Hill Fog

Periods or persistent fog developing above 450m away from southwestern ranges, with patches from below 300m over hills closest to coastal parts, overnight but gradually becoming generally well scattered. Further periods or persistent hill fog above about 450m reforming over eastern ranges later.

Max wind above 600m

Easterly or northeasterly 10-15mph, but occasionally 20mph through Friday morning.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 Celsius by dawn, rising to plus 16 Celsius by day before falling back to plus 8 Celsius later.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 7 Celsius by day.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Sat 28 May 2016

Another cloudy day with some light rain or drizzle overnight. It will gradually brighten up in the morning mainly away from the eastern coasts with the best of the sunshine developing across the western ranges. A few heavy showers will develop in the afternoon in west. More thick cloud will spread from the east towards the end of the day.

Visibility

Good or very good through the day, becoming moderate to poor especially across the eastern ranges later in the evening.

Hill Fog

Periods of fog down to 450m overnight, this breaking and lifted above the summits through the day. More fog returns later in the evening down to 450m.

Max wind above 600m

Southeast 10mph gusting 25mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius by dawn, rising to plus 15 Celsius by day before falling back to plus 8 Celsius later.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius rising to plus 10 Celsius by day.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Sun 29 May 2016

Similar to Saturday with some good spells of sunshine developing, after overnight low cloud and mist clear, but also the risk of some heavy showers mainly in the west. A moderate southeasterly breeze develops. Freezing levels above the summits.

Mon 30 May 2016

Northern and eastern ranges continue to see rather more cloud than southern and western ranges but most places should see some decent spells of sunshine. Mainly dry, just the odd shower possible in the west. Cloud thickening in the evening with rain possibly arriving by midnight. Strengthening northeasterly winds. Freezing levels above the summits.

Tue 31 May 2016

Mostly cloudy on Tuesday mainly across the south with some light rain or drizzle. Drier and brighter north. The northeasterly wind will strengthen, with possible gales across the tops.

Issued at: 1454 on Thu 26 May 2016