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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 05 Mar 2015

High risk

Storm force winds
Low risk early hours, then high risk, falling by evening.
Gales
Throughout at higher levels.
Severe chill effect
Gales and sub-zero temperatures on the mountains.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
While there will be persistent and extensive hill fog it will be above the 600m reference height.

No risk

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

Thu 05 Mar 2015

A good deal of cloud across most of the region especially over the Perthshire Hills, the Cairngorms and Monadliaths. A few patches of light rain, with sleet or snow flurries above 600m in early hours rising to 900m by daytime. Mainly dry towards the east and even bright in the northeast includuing the Coreen and Ladder Hills with some sunny intervals. Then a band of rather heavier rain and summit snow will edge in from the northwest during the late afternoon and evening, though still not amounting to a great deal for most. Then northern areas turning clearer and drier before midnight.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 50%

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor especially later.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 600-750m in the south and west and 900m in the northeast, though patchy in shelter with lower hills in the far northeast remaining in the clear. Patches to 450m developing in the west in rain later.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 45 gusts 70mph increasing 60 gusts 90mph during the morning, then easing 40 gusts 55 by midnight.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius rising to plus 9 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 3 Celsius rising to plus 1 Celsius later.
Freezing level:
600m early hours rising 1000m.

Issued at: 0155 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Fri 06 Mar 2015

Cloudy with some patchy rain and summit snow. Some heavier rain will reach the west in the afternoon, with some lighter rain in the east, with snow on the summits turning to rain later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor especially later.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 600-750m in the south and west and 900m in the northeast, though patchy in shelter with lower hills in the far northeast remaining in the clear. Patches to 450m developing in the west in rain later.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 35mph increasing 45 gusts 70mph during the morning. and 65 gusts 95 mph during the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 Celsius in north, plus 7 in south, rising to plus 9 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
1000m, rising above summits during the evening

Issued at: 0155 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Sat 07 Mar 2015

Occasional rain mainly in the west, and more persistent towards the far west. Mainly dry further east. Storm force southwesterly winds. Freezing levels well above the tops, and a significant thaw expected.

Issued at: 0155 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Sun 08 Mar 2015

Thaw conditions, with rain mainly in the west, gradually clearing to sunshine and very isolated showers turning to snow on the tops as freezing levels fall to 750m.

Issued at: 0155 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Mon 09 Mar 2015

A dry bright start then cloud and rain spreading in from the west in the afternoon, with hill snow becoming confined to summits. Severe southerly gales, and summit blizzards.

Issued at: 0155 on Thu 05 Mar 2015