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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 07 Feb 2016

High risk

Blizzards
Especially from Cairngorms southwards.
Gales
Even to low levels in south.
Severe chill effect
Especially in south.

Medium risk

Heavy snow
Especially from Cairngorms southwards.
Storm force winds
Especially from Cairngorms southwards.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Mainly south.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Low ground in south

No risk

Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sun 07 Feb 2016

Areas to the north of the Cairngorms will have the best of the drier brighter spells on Sunday though occasional showers are expected. From the Cairngorms southwards a generally cloudy day with showers or longer spells of sleet and snow. The snow mainly above 600m but perhaps down to 400m at first and again in the evening. Severe gales will cause drifting, blizzard and whiteout conditions.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Light snow Light snow
Precipitation probability
70% 80% 50-70% 50-70% 50% 50%

Visibility

Mainly good in the far north but poor in snow showers. Otherwise moderate to poor falling nil in blizzards.

Hill Fog

Widespread above 600-750m and patchy to 500m in south, but in the sheltered north, occasional above 750-900m.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 60 gusts 85mph at first, veering west to southwest in the afternoon, easing 35 gusts 50mph later in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius rising Plus 5 Celsius during the day.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
500m rising 750m during the day.

Mon 08 Feb 2016

Snow showers will be more scattered on Monday with some longer drier and brighter spells especially in the south.

Visibility

Moderate or good but poor in snow showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional above 600m and widespread above 900m, but areas to 450m in the north in the morning.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 30 gusts 45mph overnight easing west 20 gusts 30mph in the morning then northwest 30 gusts 45mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius by dawn rising Plus 5 at best during the day
800m:
Minus 1 Celsius.
Freezing level:
700m.

Tue 09 Feb 2016

Occasional snow showers, more frequent over the Cairngorms, with strong becoming gale force northwesterly winds. Freezing level 600m falling 450m in the evening.

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Snow showers dying out overnight then a dry day with some sunny spells. Fresh northwest winds. Freezing level 300m.

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Strengthening easterly winds, with outbreaks of snow and gales bringing blizzard conditions. Freezing level 300m rising to 600m.

Issued at: 0237 on Sun 07 Feb 2016