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Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 30 Sep 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Gales
Mainly over the Cairngorm Plateau

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Over the south Perthshire and the Angus hills
Strong sunlight
In any sunshine near midday, most likely over the Cromdale Hills.

No risk

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

Tue 30 Sep 2014

A bright start to the day with any mist patches clearing during the morning, the best of the sunshine will be across the Cairngorms, with more in the way of cloud and hill fog further south. clouds will increase during the afternoon, with patchy mainly light rain spreading east across most ranges, although the northern Cairngorms may well stay dry with some brighter spells. The rain will die out during the evening with clear spells developing.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light rain Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
0% 20% 50-70% 50-70% 40% 20%

Visibility

Good, perhaps very good across northern ranges for a time, but poor in early mist patches and becoming moderate at times in the rain.

Hill Fog

Occasional or persistent above around 400 metres across the southern Perthshire and Angus hills, with occasional patches forming further north above around 600 metres in the rain.

Max wind above 600m

South or southwest 25 mph gusts 40 mph, but increasing 40 mph gusts 55 mph for a time over the Cairngorm Plateau.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0141 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Wed 01 Oct 2014

Another band of patchy light rain will spread from the west during the early hours, this soon clearing after daybreak, with clouds breaking to give some lengthy spells of sunshine, although there may be a passing light shower in the west, wintry over the highest summits.

Visibility

Moderate or good during the early hours, becoming good or very good once the rain clears, with distant summit visible but a little hazy, perhaps moderate at times in any showers in the west.

Hill Fog

Occasional or occasional patches forming around 600 metres during the early hours, locally down to 400 metres in the south, soon clearing in the morning, with just isolated patches around 900 metres in the west through the day.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 20 mph gust 30 mph, locally 40 mph gusts 50 mph over the Cairngorm Plateau at first

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius rising to plus 14 Celsius
800m:
Plus 6 Celsius lowering to plus 2 Celsius
Freezing level:
Lowering to 1300 metres during the afternoon

Issued at: 0141 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Thu 02 Oct 2014

Dry and bright with sunny spells, the best of these in the north. southerly winds increasing to severe gale force during the afternoon. Freezing level around 1300 metres, rising above the summits later.

Issued at: 0141 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Fri 03 Oct 2014

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times across the south, clearing during the afternoon with sunny spells developing. Severe southwesterly gales, locally storm force over the highest summits at first, moderating during the afternoon. Freezing levels lowering to 1200 metres later.

Issued at: 0141 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Sat 04 Oct 2014

A bright day with sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly across western ranges, falling as snow over the highest summits. Southwesterly gales over the summits with a significant wind chill. Freezing level around 1100 metres.

Issued at: 0141 on Tue 30 Sep 2014