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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 23 Oct 2014

High risk

Gales
Throughout the day on fairly modest ridges and tops.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Areas above 450-600m in the south and west.

Low risk

Storm force winds
Occasional gusts of 75mph on the Cairngorm plateau.
Heavy persistent rain
Persistent rain Beinn Dorain and Ben Vorlich may be quite heavy.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Thu 23 Oct 2014

Rain continuing over southern and western ranges of Breadalbane and Ben Vorlich during the day, this rain persistent and quite heavy. The rain increasingly patchy heading further northeast with some brighter spells over the Aberdeenshire Hills north of Lochnagar. Then in the evening turning clearer and drier everywhere.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
60% 60% 40% 30% 30% 10%

Visibility

Moderate or good, but poor at times in the rain over western ranges, locally very good over sheltered northeastern foothills.

Hill Fog

Widespread above 750-900m and areas 450-600m in the south and west. None expected in sheltered northeast. Cloud lifting though this will all lift during the evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 55 gust 80mph over the Cairngorm plateau decreasing 40 gust 60mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius, rising Plus 14 in the brighter east, then dipping to 7 Celsius by midnight.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, falling to Plus 5 in the evening.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits, though coming down to just above summits by mindight.

Issued at: 0121 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Dry overnight with some clear spells. Mainly dry for much of Friday with some sunny spells, the best of these over the Cairngorms, Hills of Cromdale and the Monadhliaths. A few showers possible across Breadalbane and possibly Creag Meagaidh group these mainly light however the odd heavier one is possible over Breadalbane in the late afternoon. Staying windy with gales across all of the tops.

Visibility

Mainly very good but becoming moderate occasionally poor in the showers in the west. The clarity of the air will be good with hills out to the far distance still quite clear.

Hill Fog

Generally patches around 750 metres but becoming occasional around 600metres in any showers

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 40 gust 60mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 Celsius rising plus 12 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
1100m

Issued at: 0121 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Sat 25 Oct 2014

A stormy day on the hills with winds of 70mph with gusts to 100mph possible. Frequent showers mainly across in the west these falling as wet snow on the higher summits with a severe wind chill particularly if you are wet by the showers.

Issued at: 0121 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Sun 26 Oct 2014

A mixture of sunny spells and a scattering of showers, these fairly light and will move through quickly on the gale force southwesterly wind. Freezing level around 1100 metres so still a significant wind chill.

Issued at: 0121 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Rain arriving overnight and persisting through much of the day although it may become dry over the eastern ranges in the afternoon. Remaining windy with gales but milder with the freezing level well above the tops.

Issued at: 0121 on Thu 23 Oct 2014