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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 01 Feb 2015

High risk

Blizzards
Snow showers with storm force winds, blowing the lying snow to give temporary whiteout conditions
Storm force winds
Occasionally storm force over summits and exposed ridges at first
Gales
Throughout, even at lower levels
Severe chill effect
Gale to storm force winds and temperatures remaining well below freezing over summits

Medium risk

Heavy snow
Showers, heavy at times especially across the Northern Cairngorm plateau
Persistent extensive hill fog
Where the snow showers merge, chiefly across the Northern Cairngorm plateau

Low risk

Thunderstorms
Isolated thunderstorms possible in the north in heavier showers
Strong sunlight
Risk of glare from fresh snow across the southern ranges

No risk

Heavy persistent rain
none

Sun 01 Feb 2015

The overnight snow showers will continue during Sunday. The showers will be frequent and occasionally heavy at first but tend to become more scattered as the day goes on allowing more brighter spells to occur. Only a few snow showers will penetrate into Perthshire Hills, with good spells of winter sunshine here. Gale force winds, occasionally storm force at first, will continue to occur on the summits and ridges bringing a severe wind chill.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good or very good, falling poor at times in the snow showers with temporary whiteout conditions making navigation extremely hazardous in places.

Hill Fog

Occasional at around 600 metres, with occasional patches to 350 metres

Max wind above 600m

Northerly 45 to 50 mph, gusting 70 mph. Decreasing slightly during the day, 35 to 40 mph, gusting 55 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 5 Celsius rising to Zero Celsius
800m:
Minus 6 Celsius
Freezing level:
200 metres or less

Issued at: 1722 on Sat 31 Jan 2015

Mon 02 Feb 2015

Sunday's snow showers will continue overnight, as Monday remains bitterly cold and wintry on the hills. Scattered snow showers will once again affect most ranges but with southern parts seeing very few showers, and good spells of wintry sunshine. Later in the day the snow showers will become frequent and occasionally heavy.

Visibility

Good or very good, falling poor at times in the snow showers with temporary whiteout conditions making navigation extremely hazardous in places.

Hill Fog

Occasional at around 600 metres, with occasional patches to 350 metres. Becoming periods of 500 metres later in the day.

Max wind above 600m

Northerly 35 to 40 mph, gusting 60 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 5 Celsius rising to Zero Celsius
800m:
Minus 7 Celsius
Freezing level:
200 metres or less

Issued at: 1722 on Sat 31 Jan 2015

Tue 03 Feb 2015

Another cold day with scattered snow showers. Southern ranges will again see fewer showers with a few ranges staying dry, particularly towards the west. Gale force winds across the summits giving a significant wind chill.

Issued at: 1722 on Sat 31 Jan 2015

Wed 04 Feb 2015

A few snow showers are likely at first but less than previous days. Tending to cloud over later with some outbreaks of generally light snow, but falling as rain on the lower levels. Winds will ease and become Westerly.

Issued at: 1722 on Sat 31 Jan 2015

Thu 05 Feb 2015

Early cloud with outbreaks of snow, or rain at lower levels, will soon clear. A few showers are then possible, again falling as snow on the mountains, but most places will be dry. Light to moderate winds.

Issued at: 1722 on Sat 31 Jan 2015