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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 24 Oct 2014

High risk

Gales
Throughout the day on fairly modest ridges and tops.
Severe chill effect
Severe gales and temperatures around freezing on the high tops.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
On the highest ridges and summits.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Mainly dry for much of Friday with some sunny spells, the best of these over the Cairngorms, Hills of Cromdale and the Monadhliaths. A few showers possible across Breadalbane and possibly Creag Meagaidh group these mainly light however the odd heavier one is possible over Breadalbane in the late afternoon. And on the higher Munro tops these showers will be of sleet or snow. Staying windy with gales across all of the tops.

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 Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
20% 20% 40% 30% 20% 20%

Visibility

Mainly very good but becoming moderate occasionally poor in the showers in the west. The clarity of the air will be good with hills out to the far distance still quite clear.

Hill Fog

Generally patches around 750 metres but becoming occasional around 600 metres in any showers

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 45 gusts 75mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising plus 12 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
1200m

Issued at: 0250 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Sat 25 Oct 2014

Mainly dry overnight with some clear spells although we could see a shower over Breadalbane and Ben Vorlich by the end of the night. A bright day with some sunny spells on Saturday again the best of these over the Cairngorms, Hills of Cromdale and the Monadhliaths. Across Breadalbane and Creag Meagaidh group it a mixture of sunshine and showers, these showers will be heavy at times with the risk of hail and thunder. Staying windy with severe gales across all of the tops this increasing to hurricane force on the Plateau in the late afternoon and eveningwith a severe wind chill especially if you are wet by the showers.

Visibility

Mainly very good but becoming moderate occasionally poor in the showers in the west. The clarity of the air will be good with hills out to the far distance standing out sharp.

Hill Fog

Generally patches around 750 metres but becoming occasional around 600metres in any showers

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 50 gust 80mph gradually increasing to 80mph with gusts over 110mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising plus 13 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
1300m

Issued at: 0250 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Sun 26 Oct 2014

A mixture of sunny spells and a scattering of showers, these fairly light and will move through quickly on the gale to severe force southwesterly wind. Becoming cloudier in the west with more persistent rain. Hurricane force summit winds.

Issued at: 0250 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Rain spreading to all parts overnight and persisting through much of the day although it may become dry over the eastern ranges in the afternoon. Remaining very windy with severe gale to storm force winds, the freezing level well above the tops.

Issued at: 0250 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Tue 28 Oct 2014

Rain across the south at first in the early hours soon clearing then mainly dry with sunny spells. Turning cooler again with the freezing level lowering to 1100 metres by evening.

Issued at: 0250 on Fri 24 Oct 2014