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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 04 Sep 2015

High risk

Expected with gusts 50mph.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
In the north till lunchtime. In the south for a time during afternoon.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Over Munros late in day.
Strong sunlight
Later in day.

No risk

Heavy snow
Storm force winds
Heavy persistent rain

Fri 04 Sep 2015

A fine and dry start across the Southern Highlands with some early sunny spells. However over northern ranges a cloudier start with a spell of persistent rain moving south across the Cairngorms from mid morning. This rainband will push south during the day reaching Perthshire hills around noon. Then dry bright conditions with sunny spells will follow from the north, reaching Speyside and Cairngorm by mid afternoon and Perthshire and Angus late afternoon. Gales over the summits.

0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Sunny intervals Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
20% 50-70% 50-70% 20% 10% 0%


In the south very good with distant hills visible but reducing moderate or poor for a time in the afternoon, later improving excellent. In the north moderate or poor with only adjacent slopes visible, then improving to excellent through the afternoon as the rain clears.

Hill Fog

in the south, 900 metres, 3000ft, lowering to periods 450-750 metres, through the day as rain develops, before lifting to occasional banks 900 metres later. In the north extensive cover 300-600 metres, lowest bases on north facing slopes. Then lifting to broken 750 metres around lunchtime before becoming occasional cover after mid-afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

North or Northwest 30mph gusts to 50mph, but 45mph gusts 60mph at times over exposed summits and ridges.


Plus 6 rising plus 15 Celsius maximum inland.
between plus 3 and plus 6 Celsius, later becoming plus 2 Celsius from the north with wind chill on summits.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Sat 05 Sep 2015

Most areas dry and fine with some pleasant sunny spells, especially across southern and central ranges. The far north will see thicker cloud building up through the evening with some light rain during the evening across the northern Cairngorms and Speyside. Strong winds in the morning with a risk of gales at first over the summits.


Very good, though moderate later in north.

Hill Fog

Patches around 900 metres then in northwest occasional cover 750 metres developing later.

Max wind above 600m

North or Northwest 35 gust 45mph, perhaps some gusts 55mph at first in far north. Easing to 25mph in the afternoon.


Plus 7 rising 16 Celsius.
Near zero at dawn but rising plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Between 900 and 1200 metres at dawn, rising above summits in the afternoon.

Sun 06 Sep 2015

Southern and central ranges mostly dry and bright with some sunny spells. The north cloudier with a few light bursts of rain, mainly across the northern Cairngorms, but brighter later. Fresh or strong Northwest winds will ease moderate.

Mon 07 Sep 2015

Dry and fine with light Northwest winds. Some decent sunny spells and feeling a little warmer by afternoon as high pressure develops across the country.

Tue 08 Sep 2015

Settled conditions with high pressure across Scotland. Some mist and fog patches at sunrise in glens, these lifting by mid morning then all parts should see fine conditions with little wind. Warm in the afternoon sunny spells, but cool at dawn and again after dusk.

Issued at: 0514 on Fri 04 Sep 2015