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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 27 Sep 2016

High risk

Gales
Developing across all areas during morning.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Storm force gusts possible, especially over Cairngorm Plateau
Persistent extensive hill fog
Extensive fog above 500M for a time on Tuesday morning, mainly Perthshire hills.
Strong sunlight
Lengthy sunny spells during afternoon with sunburn risk.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Tue 27 Sep 2016

It will become cloudy overnight with patchy light rain edging up from the south. A cloudy, damp start to Tuesday with patchy rain. Hill fog will be extensive over the southern Highlands. Drier, brighter weather will extend from the west to all parts later in the morning, reaching the Angus hills by early afternoon. Then dry and bright with plenty of sunshine. Strengthening winds will become the main feature of the weather in the hills. West to southwesterly gales developing as it brightens up with severe gales in the afternoon across higher ridges and summits.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Moderate or poor in mist and light rain for a time during the morning, improving very good in the afternoon.

Hill Fog

Extensive fog above about 400 to 500M, much of it the south and west of area for a time in the morning, lifting and dispersing by early afternoon. Otherwise patchy fog above about 800M mostly west of area.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly winds with average speeds of 25mph becoming westerly during morning, increasing 40 to 50mph by early afternoon, gusts 70, possibly 80mph over Cairngorm Plateau.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Dry, bright start to Wednesday with lighter winds. Then cloudy with rain spreading across from west during morning. Rain accompanied by southwesterly gales at lower levels and severe gale on all higher ridges and summits. Rain will be heavier for a time in south and west of area with extensive hill fog. Drier, brighter weather will return later in the afternoon.

Visibility

Good at first becoming moderate or poor during the morning, especially over south and west of area. Visibility will improve good later in afternoon.

Hill Fog

Occasional hill fog above about 500 to 600M, becoming extensive during the morning, especially south and west of area with some patches forming lower down. Fog lifting and dispersing by early evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly winds with average speeds increasing 40 to 50mph during morning, gusts 70mph in afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Staying above the summits.

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Another very windy day on the mountain tops with severe gale force southwesterly winds. Also sunny spells and blustery showers, most frequent in the west.

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Another bright day with fewer showers and more sunshine. Less windy but westerly winds still up to gale force on higher ridges and summits.

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Mainly cloudy and windy with showers or even some longer spells of rain. Southwesterly gales across the tops.

Issued at: 1725 on Mon 26 Sep 2016