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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 22 Aug 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Thunderstorms
Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon across the west.
Strong sunlight
A risk of being sunburnt in any prolonged afternoon sunshine.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 22 Aug 2014

The walking day will start cold, bright and largely dry although an isolated shower is possible, mainly across the north. Otherwise little change in the morning. Through the afternoon showers are likely to develop, a few on the heavy side with a rumble of thunder possible towards the west. Little change in the evening. With the air coming down from the north it will feel cold, especially in those showers which could be quite wetting. There could also be some wet snow on the very highest tops too.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny day Sunny day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day
Precipitation probability
10% 0% 50-70% 50-70% 10-30% 10-30%

Visibility

Moderate in any heavier showers otherwise very good to excellent, especially across the south. Very good air clarity.

Hill Fog

Patches down to 700 metres in any heavy showers, otherwise scattered patches down to 900 metres mostly in the north. Less cloud in the more sheltered ranges of the Breadalbane.

Max wind above 600m

Northwesterly veering northerly 25 mph, occasional gusts to 40 mph near any heavier showers.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 rising to 13 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0233 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Isolated showers in the early hours otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start mainly dry and cold with one or two isolated showers across the northern Cairngorms. The rest of the day will see some good spells of sunshine with a few well scattered showers, these mainly across the north and east and it will be cold enough some snow on the very highest tops. Some good spells of dry weather expected across the Lawers group. Becoming mainly dry and cold by evening.

Visibility

Very good to excellent with very good air quality. Falling moderate in the heavier showers.

Hill Fog

Falling to 700 metres in showers, else scattered patches down to 900 metres. Best of the cloud breaks across the south.

Max wind above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph with occasional gusts to 40mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 3 rising to 14 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0233 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Sun 24 Aug 2014

After a cold start with some frost in the glens it will be dry and sunny. Light winds.

Issued at: 0233 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Detail uncertain but it may well stay dry although a risk of some showers across the south for a time.

Issued at: 0233 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Tue 26 Aug 2014

Likely to be dry with some brightness.

Issued at: 0233 on Fri 22 Aug 2014