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Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 01 Nov 2014

High risk

Gales
Developing across all upland areas by afternoon.
Severe chill effect
High winds and low summit temperatures.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Storm force winds
Across the very highest tops by afternoon.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Over the southern Highlands in the evening.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sat 01 Nov 2014

Some showers in the early hours, then clearer and mainly dry for the rest of the night and into the morning. A few showers will then spread to the southwestern ranges of Perthshire, the Monadliaths and Creag Meagaidh these becoming more frequent in the evening with some spreading to the northeast ranges too, with perhaps sleet on highest tops.

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Weather
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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Generally good or very good. Becoming moderate in rain later.

Hill Fog

Patchy above 750 metres in the early hours then little for the rest of the night and into the morning. Then patchy or occasional in the west of the area as showers arrive, mainly 750 to 900 metres and above and becoming more widespread across Perthshire and the Southern Cairngorms in the evening.

Max wind above 600m

South or southwesterly 35 mph gust 55 mph with gusts to 70 or 80 mph across the Cairngorm Plateau after dark.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius
Freezing level:
Around 1300m but rising above later in the day.

Issued at: 1646 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Sun 02 Nov 2014

Some showery rain during the early hours, this becoming confined to the far west by dawn. Then a bright day to come with some sunshine, the best of the east towards Deeside and the northern Cairngorms. The east will be dry but a few showers will affect western most ranges, these tending to become heavier and a little more widespread later in the day. Snow down to 1000 metres in showers, wintry to 800 metres in the heaviest of the showers.

Visibility

Mainly good or very good but moderate in heavier showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional down to 700 to 800 metres in showers, little in the way of lower cloud towards the northeast.

Max wind above 600m

Windy with southwesterly 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph but gusts to 70 mph over higher summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 rising to 12 Celsius, falling away to 7 Celsius after dark.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius dipping to Plus 1 in any heavier showers. Expect notable windchill.
Freezing level:
1200 metres

Issued at: 1646 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Mon 03 Nov 2014

Bright with a few showers but some good spells of dry weather. Snow above 700 metres.

Issued at: 1646 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Tue 04 Nov 2014

Some showers likely across the north, mainly dry across southern ranges. Northerly winds strengthening later. Snow above 900 metres, falling to 500 metres in the north in the evening. later.

Issued at: 1646 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Wed 05 Nov 2014

Isolated wintry showers in north dying out in the early hours otherwise becoming dry and sunny with light winds. Freezing level 700 metres.

Issued at: 1646 on Fri 31 Oct 2014