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Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 05 Dec 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

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
Strong sunlight
none

Mon 05 Dec 2016

A cold start with widespread frost, and patchy freezing fog in the glens which may persist. Dry throughout the day with mostly clear skies, unbroken sunshine across many ranges. However some cloud may linger across some eastern Perthshire, Angus and eastern Aberdeenshire ranges at times.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
Precipitation probability
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Visibility

Generally very good but some haziness at lower elevations.

Hill Fog

Down to 900 metres in some parts of the far east otherwise little cloud.

Max wind above 600m

South or southeast 10 to 15 mph, locally 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon and evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 8 rising to plus 3 Celsius, remaining below freezing in sheltered glens. Falling to minus 4 Celsius in the evening.
800m:
0 Celsius.
Freezing level:
500 metres.

Tue 06 Dec 2016

Dry in the morning with another widespread frost and some freezing fog, although southwestern ranges will become cloudier. All ranges will be cloudy in the afternoon and evening with outbreaks of rain extending from the west, this becoming persist and heavy in the southwest towards Rannoch Moor. Becoming windy in the afternoon and evening with southerly gales across the tops.

Visibility

Excellent at first, becoming moderate or poor across the southwest later. Poor in any early freezing fog in the glens first thing.

Hill Fog

Becoming extensive across southern ranges through the early hours and the rest of the morning at 600 metres, this persisting through the afternoon and evening. Locally down to 300 metres on southeastern upslopes in the evening across Angus and over the Ochils. The northern Cairngorms and Moray hills should see little in the way of low cloud.

Max wind above 600m

South or southeasterly 10 mph strengthening 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph through the afternoon, and 70 mph over the Cairngorm Plateau.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 5 Celsius rising to plus 4 by the afternoon and plus 6 Celsius by evening.
800m:
Around 0 Celsius rising to plus 4 Celsius later in the day.
Freezing level:
500 metres slowly rising above the summits.

Wed 07 Dec 2016

A windy day across all ranges with strong southwesterly winds, gale or severe gales on the higher tops. Expect some patchy rain at times, this mostly across the southwest. The more eastern Cairngorm ranges around Deeside will see the best of the drier weather. Fairly extensive hill fog across the south, sheltered northern ranges fairing much better. Quite mild at low levels in the north.

Thu 08 Dec 2016

A few light showers moving through in the morning otherwise a dry day to come with some brighter skies at times. Very windy again with storm force westerly winds over the tops.

Fri 09 Dec 2016

Remaining unsettled and it is likely to be cloudy with the chance of rain at times. Strong southwesterly winds at first.

Issued at: 0451 on Mon 05 Dec 2016