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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 27 Feb 2015

High risk

Gales
Gales throughout on many exposed hills, even to quite low levels at times.
Severe chill effect
Gales and sub-zero temperatures combining.

Medium risk

Heavy snow
Frequent heavy snow showers in west giving significant fresh snow build up at first.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog near showers at first. Becoming more widespread in west later.

Low risk

Blizzards
Heavier snow showers and severe gales in far west at first.
Storm force winds
Gusts 65mph expected on higher ridges and summits at first and also later.
Thunderstorms
During early part of the morning in west, with hail also a possibility.
Strong sunlight
Some glare off existing snow fields in any morning sunshine.

No risk

Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 27 Feb 2015

Scattered snow showers, generally in the west with a low risk of thunder and blizzards near heavier showers. Showers gradually becoming lighter and less frequent during the morning, with some bright or sunny intervals towards the east. High cloud will then spread east during the afternoon, with thicker cloud and more persistent snow during the evening in the southwest, but turning increasingly to rain at lower levels. Risk of gales throughout and a significant wind chill.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Precipitation probability
10-30% 10-30% 0% 10% 10-30% 50%

Visibility

Often good during the morning with hills in the middle-distance visible, but very poor in snow showers in the west. A duller afternoon then moderate to poor in evening with rain and snow.

Hill Fog

Occasional 450-600m in showers in west, summits often cloud free in the east. Periods of hill fog above 450m during the evening in the southwest.

Max wind above 600m

West to southwest 40 gusts 60mph, easing slightly during the day but backing southerly 50 gusts 70mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 6 during the day, falling Plus 2 in the evening.
800m:
Minus 4 Celsius becoming minus 2 Celsius later.
Freezing level:
400m rising to 600m during the day, but 800m later.

Issued at: 0332 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Rain and hilltop snow clearing early in the morning. Then a mixture of clear or bright spells and a few snow showers during the morning, the best of the brightness again in the northeast. Turning cloudier through the afternoon with rain, and snow above around 600m, spreading from the south. The far north tending to remain drier through the evening.

Visibility

Moderate or good during the morning with hills in the near to middle distance visible, although poor in any snow showers. Again becoming duller through the afternoon away from the far north with poor visibility in rain and snow.

Hill Fog

Occasional above 450m, becoming periods above 450m from the south later, with occasional patches down to 300m in the south.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 40 with gusts 65mph, backing southerly then southeasterly 25 gusts 45mph during the evening, perhaps light and variable in south for a time, but westerly 40 gusts 60mph in far south later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 3 Celsius, but Plus 1 in south later.
Freezing level:
600m, soon falling to 400m in the north, rising to 800m in evening but above the summits in the south later.

Issued at: 0332 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Sun 01 Mar 2015

Cloudy with a spell of snow overnight and during the morning, although rain at lower levels. Slowly clearing to sunny spells and scattered snow showers during the afternoon. Northeasterly gales for a time overnight then severe gale northwesterly winds for a time before strong to gale force westerly winds develop in afternoon. Freezing level around 800m at first, but falling to 500m through the day.

Issued at: 0332 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Mon 02 Mar 2015

Cold with scattered snow showers moving in on westerly gales, these occasionally heavy and thundery. Best of the brightness and drier conditions in the east. Freezing level falling to around 200m through the day.

Issued at: 0332 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Another cold and windy day, although often dry with some bright or sunny spells in south and east. Some heavy snow showers across the north and west with blizzard conditions. Gale or severe gale west to southwesterly winds. Freezing level remaining around 200m.

Issued at: 0332 on Fri 27 Feb 2015