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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 21 Dec 2014

High risk

Storm force winds
Throughout, with gusts 80-100mph likely.
Gales
Throughout and often to lower levels.
Severe chill effect
Combination of extreme winds, rain, and some sub-zero temperatures early hours and late evening.

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Risk higher in south and west of area, much lower in sheltered northeast.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Risk locally high in west of area mainly Breadalbane, Ben Alder, C. Meagaidh, elsewhere low to nil.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sun 21 Dec 2014

Some bright spells over the Aberdeenshire Hills at times on Sunday otherwise a dull and overcast day, with some patchy rain, though heavier and more persistent towards the far west of the area, especially Breadalbane, Ben Alder and Creag Meagaidh. Some significant snowmelt is expected so watercourses will be running high. Some heavier bursts of rain could affect even eastern areas for a time around dusk or early evening. It will become drier towards midnight though any following light showers could turn to snow on the Cairngorm Plateau by midnight.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Sleet shower night
Precipitation probability
40% 50% 70% 90% 90% 40%

Visibility

Often good on lower slopes in the sheltered northeast and with good local shelter elsewhere but moderate in rain and often poor in the heavier rain in the west.

Hill Fog

Fairly extensive hill fog down to 450-600m in rain but only small amounts through daylight hours over eastern hills and in the north later.

Max wind above 600m

West to southwest 60-70mph, gusts 100mph over ridges and summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 Celsius rising to Plus 10 Celsius in the morning edging down to Plus 6 during the evening.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius at midnight rising Plus 5 before dawn, dropping to Plus 1 Celsius by late evening.
Freezing level:
1000m at midnight quickly rising above summits in early hours, remaining there until late evening then dropping back down to 1000m.

Issued at: 0231 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Mon 22 Dec 2014

Clear or sunny spells, and for much of the east staying dry, while some showers will affect the Monadliaths Perthshire and the western Cairngorms. These will be of snow down to about 450m in the north and 750m in the south.

Visibility

Mostly very good but poor locally in showers.

Hill Fog

Patchy, mainly in the west in showers and around 750-900m.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 50mph gusts 75mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Down to Plus 2 Celsius by dawn rising Plus 6 in the day though dipping in showers and falling to 2 after dark.
800m:
Zero Celsius in south falling to minus 2 Celsius in north.
Freezing level:
900m in south but nearer 600m in north.

Issued at: 0231 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Tue 23 Dec 2014

Clear or sunny intervals and a few showers these of snow above 600m. Strong to gale westerly winds.

Issued at: 0231 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Wed 24 Dec 2014

Clear or sunny intervals and a few showers these of snow above 400m and wintry a little lower. Strong to gale westerly winds.

Issued at: 0231 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Thu 25 Dec 2014

Cold strong northerly winds will bring some snow showers to the northern ranges, with some sunny intervals in between, while much of the south stays dry with some sunshine.

Issued at: 0231 on Sun 21 Dec 2014