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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 1000ft

High risk

Gales
Gales developing over the highest summits and ridges towards dusk.
Persistent extensive hill fog
During the morning, and throughout the day across eastern ranges.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Storm force winds
Risk of isolated gusts 70 mph over the Cairngorm plateau after dark
Strong sunlight
Risk of sunburn across Creag Meagaidh and Hills of Cromdale in prolonged sunshine

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 25 Apr 2014

The walking day will again start rather gloomy with some rain and drizzle around, although cloud breaking up over the west of the area with some sunny spells for Creag Meagaidh and Hills of Cromdale. Little change through the day with the rain in the east moving west to all areas this evening, this always heaviest and most persistent over the east of the area and Lochnagar in particular.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Precipitation probability
50% 40% 30% 40% 70% 80%

Visibility

Generally poor in low cloud, improving moderate at best across the eastern ranges. Becoming good across the northern Cairngorms and Creag Meagaidh but the air is likely to be rather hazy here, with distant peaks likely to be indiscernible.

Hill Fog

Extensive down to 400 metres, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of the Angus hills and eastern Cairngorms throughout the day. Over in the west over Creag Meagaidh and the Hills of Cromdale cloud bases will be around 600 metres but this rising to 750 metres at times.

Max wind above 600m

Southeasterly 25mph gusts 35 mph increasing 35 mph gusts 45 mph during the late afternoon and evening, then 45 mph gusts 65 mph after dark.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 7 rising to 14 Celsius in the west, but 10 Celsius where it remains dull.
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0253 on Fri 25 Apr 2014

Sat 26 Apr 2014

Cloudy and misty overnight with outbreaks of rain. The walking day will start cloudy and murky with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at times particularly over the east of the area and Lochnagar and the Angus hills in particular. The rain will clear away northwards during the afternoon with clouds breaking to give some sunshine for a time, before further rain spreads in from the south during the evening.

Visibility

Moderate or poor and very poor over the eastern upslopes, becoming good for a time during the afternoon, especially in the west

Hill Fog

Extensive down to 400 metres, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of the Angus hills and eastern Cairngorms, improving for a time during the afternoon with occasional patches around 700 metres. Over in the west over Creag Meagaidh and the Hills of Cromdale cloud bases will be around 600 metres with patches down to 400 metres, breaking with just a few patches around 900 metres for a time during the afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Southeasterly 45 with gusts to 70mph decreasing 30 mph gusts 45 mph during the late afternoon and evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 7 rising to 12 Celsius
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0253 on Fri 25 Apr 2014

Sun 27 Apr 2014

Another largely cloudy day with further outbreaks of rain, most persistent across eastern ranges. Occasionally fresh easterly winds.

Issued at: 0253 on Fri 25 Apr 2014

Mon 28 Apr 2014

A brighter day with some sunny spells the best of these over the west of the area. Moderate easterly winds.

Issued at: 0253 on Fri 25 Apr 2014

Tue 29 Apr 2014

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at times. this rain will turn to snow above 600 metres as we go through the late afternoon as the light and variable winds go northeasterly and increase to gale force.

Issued at: 0253 on Fri 25 Apr 2014