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East Highlands

Weather hazards over 1000ft

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
Sunny spells leading to sunburn risk, especially where snowcover.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Fri 18 Apr 2014

Staying dry with clear spells for the rest of the night then long spells of sunshine during Friday, with just a little patchy cloud above the summits in the north.

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Visibility

A few mist or freezing fog patches around dawn otherwise very good to excellent.

Hill Fog

None expected.

Max wind above 600m

Northwest becoming southwest 10-15mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Falling as low as Minus 4 in places by dawn then rising to around 14 Celsius in the afternoon, back down to 4 Celsius by midnight.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius overnight rising to Plus 6 Celsius in the afternoon, falling to Plus 3 by midnight.
Freezing level:
600m rising above summits during the morning.

Issued at: 1606 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Sat 19 Apr 2014

Another dry day with some clear or sunny spells. A little more in the way of cloud at times though staying above the summits.

Visibility

A few mist or freezing fog patches around dawn otherwise good though perhaps a little hazier than Friday.

Hill Fog

None expected by day, though some low cloud spreading in from the North Sea in the evening may give some hill fog down to 300m in exposed eastern areas for example the Angus and Perthshire hills.

Max wind above 600m

South to southwest 10mph becoming easterly 15mph in the evening,

Temperature

Valleys:
Falling to around Minus 1 by dawn rising to Plus 14 Celsius in the afternoon, then back down to 4 by midnight.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius, rising to Plus 6 in the day then back down to Plus 2 by midnight.
Freezing level:
Above summits, though falling to 1000m later in the evening.

Issued at: 1606 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Sun 20 Apr 2014

Low cloud and hill fog in the Angus and east Perthshire hills will burn off in the morning. Then another dry day with some long spells of sunshine. Freezing levels 900m at dawn though rising above summits in sunshine, falling to 1100m by midnight with some low cloud returning to some eastern foothills. Light to moderate easterly winds.

Issued at: 1606 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Mon 21 Apr 2014

Cloudy with some patchy light rain, mainly persistent across the Aberdeenshire Hills and the Northern Cairngorms where there will also be hill fog. Some brighter spells to the south and southwest. East to northeasterly gales and freezing levels above the summits.

Issued at: 1606 on Thu 17 Apr 2014

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain and some hill fog this probably clearing from the north with a few bright or sunny intervals developing. Strong east to northeast winds, summit gales. Freezing levels above summits falling to 1100m from the north.

Issued at: 1606 on Thu 17 Apr 2014