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Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 23 Sep 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Gales
Just possible later over the Cairngorm peaks but not generally expected.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Locally during morning and again possibly in west later in day.
Strong sunlight
Possible till mid-afternoon.

No risk

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

Tue 23 Sep 2014

Rain early in night clearing to leave a dry overnight with clear spells, with some mist forming by dawn. A misty or foggy start in many glens and lower slopes but this thinning and all parts will brighten up with some pleasant sunny spells. During the evening quickly clouding up with showers spreading across from the west.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Mostly moderate overnight reducing very poor in places by dawn with some fog patches in southern glens. After daybreak improving good by lunchtime with more distant hills becoming distinct. Later in the day under showers tending to reduce moderate.

Hill Fog

Overnight patches below 600 metres becoming more widespread by dawn, then slowly lifting mid-morning. Then odd patches 900 metres. However periods 750 metres spreading from the northwest during the evening

Max wind above 600m

Southwest to Westerly 20 gust 30mph, but later in the day increasing 30 gusts 40mph, isolated gusts 50mph over Cairngorms later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 rising 16 Celsius.
800m:
7 Celsius.
Freezing level:
above summits.

Issued at: 1759 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Wed 24 Sep 2014

Many ranges having a mostly dry bright day with some sunny spells. However over the northern Cairngorms and perhaps Deeside a few passing showers at first. A fine evening for most areas..

Visibility

Good, perhaps very good for a time towards noon with more distant peaks becoming discernable.

Hill Fog

Occasional periods 750 to 900 metres, mainly in north, briefly lowering 600 metres in showers in north.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 25 or 30 gust 40 to 45mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
9 rising 16 Celsius.
800m:
7 Celsius
Freezing level:
above summits.

Issued at: 1759 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Mostly cloudy with some hill fog, especially on western facing slopes. Some drizzle and strong West to Southwest winds increasing gale force, with gusts 55mph.

Issued at: 1759 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Fri 26 Sep 2014

Starting rather dull and drizzly, with mist and hill fog, but drier brighter weather spreading from the northwest later. West to South-westerly gales soon easing, with strong winds subsiding later.

Issued at: 1759 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Sat 27 Sep 2014

Brighter and drier with a few sunny spells though some patchy hill fog at first over western facing slopes. Moderate or fresh Southwest winds.

Issued at: 1759 on Mon 22 Sep 2014