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Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 06 Jul 2015

High risk

Strong sunlight
Long periods of strong sunshine.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

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

Mon 06 Jul 2015

Last of Sundays showers finally dying out early in the night, then dry with clear periods and a few fog patches forming. Monday will be dry for much of the day across the East Highland area. Early mist patches will quickly disperse to leave plenty of sunshine. It will gradually cloud over during the afternoon with outbreaks of rain reaching the Perthshire hills by early evening. Patchy light rain will edge northwards to reach many ranges by midnight.

Time
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Weather
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain
Precipitation probability
10-30% 0% 0% 0% 0% 10-30% 30-50% 50-70%

Visibility

Very good for much of the day with many hills in sigh clearly visible but turning increasingly hazy towards the far distance. There will be a marked drop in visibility from the south as the rain sets in during the evening.

Hill Fog

Patchy fog at lower levels overnight and at first on Monday. Otherwise many hills will be fog-free during the day. Occasional fog forming above 600 to 700M over the Perthshire hills later in the afternoon, becoming extensive during the evening with patches forming lower down.

Max wind above 600m

Light winds on the tops for much of the day. Southerly winds with average speeds of 10 to 15mph. Winds becoming southeasterly during evening and increasing 30 to 40mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius at dawn rising to 19 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits.

Tue 07 Jul 2015

It will be a mostly cloudy day. Persistent rain overnight and at first on Tuesday will gradually clear away to the north. This will be followed by drier, brighter interludes and scattered showers during the day. Some of the showers will be heavy and with light winds, the showers will be slow to pass by and may even give some prolonged spells of heavier rain. There will also be fairly extensive hill fog.

Visibility

Always rather hazy during the day with occasional moderate to poor visibility in association with the showers.

Hill Fog

Extensive fog above about 500 to 600M with some patches lower down, especially over the Perthshire hills and Creag Meagaidh. Higher cloud bases expected over northern Cairngorms.

Max wind above 600m

Light winds across the tops. Mainly east then southerly in direction with average speeds of only 10 to 15mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Staying well above the summits.

Wed 08 Jul 2015

Cloudy with frequent showers or even some longer spells of rain at first across the Cairngorms and Angus hills, becoming fewer and lighter during the day. Drier, brighter weather further south across the Perthshire hills. Strong to gale force northerly winds across the summits and turning colder on the tops.

Thu 09 Jul 2015

Mainly dry and bright with plenty of sunshine northwesterly winds becoming light. Rain and strengthening southerly winds will reach south of area towards dusk.

Fri 10 Jul 2015

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times in west of area with extensive hill fog. The rain will be light and patchy over the eastern Cairngorms and Angus hills. Strong southerly winds across the tops.

Issued at: 1728 on Sun 05 Jul 2015