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Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 29 Aug 2014

High risk

Gales
Throughout the day
Severe chill effect
In the rain in the morning and the follwing showers
Persistent extensive hill fog
In the morning

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Over the higher summits and exposed ridges.
Thunderstorms
Mainly in the west
Strong sunlight
Mid morning onwards as rain clears, sunburn risk.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Mainly over Angus Hills at first.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none

Fri 29 Aug 2014

A cloudy start to the day with rain affecting all but the northern Cairngorms and Monadhliaths. This rain will soon clear east to be followed by brighter conditions but with a scattering of showers. These showers will be heavy at times with the risk of thunder with the main risk of this being over Breadalbane and the Braes of Angus. Breezy with gales across the tops these increasing to storm force at times over the higher tops and the more exposed ridges. The best conditions will be over the Monadhliaths where there will be fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine. The showers will become lighter and more isolated as we go through the evening.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy rain Heavy rain Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
100% 60% 20% 30% 10% 0%

Visibility

Poor at first in the rain but becoming good to very good as the rain clears but deteriorating poor to very poor in the showers.

Hill Fog

Extensive over much of the area at first with bases around 500 metres over the Braes of Angus and the Southern Cairngorms. This soon breaking up to leave occasional patches around 750 metres but lowering to 450 metres in the heavier showers.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 50 to 60mph with gusts to 80mph at first particularly over the more exposed ridges and summits. Winds easing back to 40mph with gusts to 70mph for the walking day. Into the evening the winds will go southwesterly and ease to 30mph with gusts to 50 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
8 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius in the afternoon.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, rising plus 10 this afternoon.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0306 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Sat 30 Aug 2014

Clear spells and a scattering of showers overnight. A bright day but with a few showers, these mainly affecting the Monadhliaths, Hills of Cromdale and the northern Cairngorms with the driest and sunniest conditions to be found in Breadalbane and the Braes of Angus.

Visibility

Moderate in and around the showers otherwise good to very good with very good clarity to the air.

Hill Fog

Occasional around 750 metres lowering to 550 metres in the showers.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 30mph with gusts to 50mph at first overnight but going northwesterly by morning. Northwesterly 30 with gusts to 45mph. .

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0306 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Dry with sunny spells but gradually clouding over from the west with outbreaks of rain. Extensive hill fog forming. Southwesterly winds increasing to gale to severe gale force.

Issued at: 0306 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Mon 01 Sep 2014

Early rain but then mainly dry with some sunny spells. gales at first.

Issued at: 0306 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Tue 02 Sep 2014

Mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of these across in the east. Fresh southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0306 on Fri 29 Aug 2014