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Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 31 Oct 2014

High risk

Gales
Over many hills throughout.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Over and south of the Caingorms.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Over the highest tops, highest risk in the afternoon and evening.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Though very windy, a very mild airmass so risk is low.

No risk

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

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Mostly cloudy with some patchy rain or drizzle, this more persistent over Breadalbane but sporadic elsewhere with some brighter spells during the day again to the north of the Cairngorms. A band of slightly heavier rain will cross from the west in the evening before it turns clearer before midnight.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Drizzle Light shower day Drizzle Overcast Light rain Light shower night
Precipitation probability
50% 40% 40% 30% 40% 50%

Visibility

Moderate, occasionally good in sheltered north and poor in rain and drizzle. Becoming generally good later in the evening.

Hill Fog

Widespread to 600m with areas to 400m but more patchy above 750m to the north of the Cairngorms, then mostly lifting later in the evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 40 gusts 60mph increasing 60 gusts 80mph by midday, veering more southwesterly in the evening easing 45 gusts 65 by midnight.

Temperature

Valleys:
Between 0 and Plus 3 Celsius at Mild overnight Plus 10 at lowest, and peaking at 16 Celsius during the day.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius, falling Plus 6 by midnight.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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.

Visibility

Mainly good or very good but moderate in showers and more generally in the evening.

Hill Fog

Patchy above 750m in 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 750-900m and above and becoming more widespread across Perthshire and the Southern Cairngorms in the evening.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 50 gusts 70mph increasing 65 gusts 85mph by midday, veering more southwesterly in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Around Plus 6 at daybreak rising Plus 12 Celsius during the day, falling back to 9 in the evening.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Freezing levels near summits but rising.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Sun 02 Nov 2014

Clear or sunny intervals and a few showers mainly in the west and with snow on the highest summits. Southwesterly gales and a high wind chill, freezing levels around 1300m.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Mon 03 Nov 2014

Bright or sunny intervals and a few showers, these of snow above about 800m. Fresh southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Tue 04 Nov 2014

Bright or sunny intervals and a few showers, these of snow above about 800m, falling to 400m in the afternoon though turning lighter. Southern ranges becoming mainly dry. Strong to gale northerly winds.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014