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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 27 Mar 2017

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
Sunburn risk.

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Increasing risk in the south and east late afternoon and evening.

No risk

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

Mon 27 Mar 2017

After a cold start, another fine and dry day with some long spells of unbroken sunshine. Later on, there will be an increasing chance of some low cloud and hill fog edging into the Angus Hills, then after dark this extending north and west to affect many areas to the south and east of the Cairngorms. Please be aware that the timing of this deterioration is uncertain.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast
Precipitation probability
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Visibility

Generally very good to excellent but falling moderate on lower ground in the south and east then increasing hill fog.

Hill Fog

Very little across most ranges. Increasing amounts from late afternoon into the evening in the south and east falling to 300m.

Max wind above 600m

Variable mainly southeasterly 15-20mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 14 Celsius but Plus 18 to the north and west of the Cairngorms. Falling to Plus 7 during the evening.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, falling Plus 5 by midnight.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Extensive low cloud in the south and east bringing some hill fog, and perhaps a few patches of drizzle or summit snow grains. Some breaks to the northwest of the Cairngorms allowing some sunshine. Later in the afternoon outbreaks of rain will spread from the south reaching the north in the evening.

Visibility

Moderate to poor generally but good in the sheltered northwest.

Hill Fog

Widespread and extensive over and to the south and east of the Cairngorms, and as low as 300m over the Angus Hills and eastern Perthshire.

Max wind above 600m

South to southeast 15-20mph gusts 25-30mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Locally 0 Celsius in Speyside at dawn otherwise Plus 6 Celsius rising Plus 9.
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius falling to Plus 2 Celsius in the morning rising Plus 5 in the evening.
Freezing level:
Above summits, lowering to 1100m for a time in the morning.

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Unsettled with outbreaks of rain, accompanied by hill fog especially in the south. Strong to gale south to southeasterly winds.

Thu 30 Mar 2017

A brighter day with some sunshine, rain showers and more patchy hill fog. Southerly gales on the tops.

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Overnight rain will clear east in the morning followed by brighter conditions. Strong to gale south to southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0337 on Mon 27 Mar 2017