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Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 02 Sep 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
Risk of sunburn.

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Occasional patches down to 500m in the evening across the east.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Tue 02 Sep 2014

Any overnight mist and fog in the glens will soon clear during the morning, leaving clear skies with only little cloud developing in the afternoon. During the evening, cloud will spread off the North Sea, with hills mainly east and south of Lochnagar affected.

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Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens overnight, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible.

Hill Fog

Isolated patches 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Otherwise almost nil, but with occasional fog above 500 metres in the late evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest wind 15mph, with gusts up to 30mph across the highest peaks and ridges.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 rising 20 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Wed 03 Sep 2014

Mist and fog patches are expected overnight mainly across lower slopes and in glens. These will clear by mid morning leaving a largely dry and bright day with sunny intervals. However, low cloud coming off the North Sea will persist across the far east lowlands, affecting at times the east Grampians. Towards the end of the day, cloud will start to thicken and extend westwards.

Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens overnight, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible. Moderate to poor in the evening across the east Grampians.

Hill Fog

Hill fog at 200-400m mainly across the far east overnight, lifting during the day to 500-700m. Elsewhere nil. During the evening, cloud will once more lower down, around 200-300m across the east Grampians, and around 500m across the rest.

Max wind above 600m

South wind 15mph, gusting up to 25mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 rising 20 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Thu 04 Sep 2014

Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. Then variable amount of cloud with the risk of some showers during the afternoon. Mostly light southerly winds.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Fri 05 Sep 2014

Western and central ranges remaining fine with some good spells of sunshine, however eastern ranges seeing rather more cloud at times with the odd spot of drizzle. Freshening easterly breeze.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Rather cloudy day, with the eastern ranges being affected the most by low cloud and mist coming off the North Sea giving some hill fog and the odd patch of light rain. Fresh easterly breeze.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014