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North Grampian

Confidence

High confidence for windy conditions on Saturday then mostly benign weather conditions for the following few days.

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Saturday 23 February 2019

Weather hazards

Gales High likelihood Hide detail

Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.

Storm force winds Medium likelihood Show detail

Storm force winds (gusts over 70mph) make walking very strenuous with any mobility virtually impossible over exposed ground. Where these conditions occur there is a high risk of being blown over and even standing may be impossible at times with a risk of being blown off one’s feet. Basic tasks such as using a map, eating, putting on extra clothing or communication become extremely difficult away from any shelter.

Severe chill effect Medium likelihood Show detail

Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Show detail

Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.

Headline

Very windy on the tops. Bright start, mostly cloudy with patchy light rain in the afternoon.

Weather at 800m

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Fog
00% <05% 10% 60% 60% 60%
Chance of precipitation
1,700 1,700 1,700 2,200 1,300 1,300
Freezing level (m)
The level above which snow is expected to settle or the ground is expected to be frozen

Wind speed and direction (mph) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m S 58 72 S 60 75 S 55 71 SW 39 51 SW 35 46 SW 34 44
900m S 62 73 S 61 72 S 51 64 S 34 45 SW 30 40 SW 26 35
600m S 37 50 S 35 48 S 31 53 SW 22 38 SW 17 32 SW 14 26
300m SW 3 14 W 4 16 S 13 37 SW 12 31 SW 10 27 SW 7 20
Glen SW 7 28 SW 4 25 SW 9 32 SW 8 26 SW 7 22 SW 5 17

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m 0 0 2 1 1 1
900m 9 8 7 6 5 4
600m 9 8 9 8 7 6
300m 7 8 10 10 9 8
Glen 10 9 12 11 10 9

Feels like temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m -10 -10 -8 -7 -7 -7
900m 2 1 1 -1 -2 -2
600m 3 3 4 4 3 3
300m 7 6 8 8 6 6
Glen 7 8 9 9 8 7
Sunrise: 07:24   Sunset: 17:33
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

Weather

Fairly cloudy but mostly dry start. Thickening cloud through the morning with some light rain in the afternoon, this mainly across southern ranges. Drier in the evening with clear spells.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

100% dropping to 20% along with the rain with periods of cloud above 500m, but up to 60% in the evening.

Visibility

Good, but occasionally moderate in rain.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Gusts up to 80mph are possible across Cairngorms Plateau in the morning. Severe wind chill on the tops.

Sunday 24 February 2019

Sunrise: 07:22   Sunset: 17:35
Moon phase: Waning gibbous

Weather

Some bright weather in the morning with the best of the sunny spells across the Cairngorms. Thickening cloud later but staying dry.

Maximum wind speed expected

South winds 15mph.

Chance of cloud-free mountain/hill tops at 800m

90%

Temperature

  • At 800m Around Zero Celsius in the morning rising to 2 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • Glen Plus 2 Celsius in the morning, rising to Plus 10 Celsius in the afternoon.
  • Freezing level Around 1200-1400m.

Visibility

Good or very good.

Monday 25 February 2019

Sunrise: 07:19   Sunset: 17:37
Moon phase: Third quarter

Another mostly cloudy but dry day. Fresh southerly winds. Freezing level above summits.

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Sunrise: 07:17   Sunset: 17:40
Moon phase: Third quarter

A dry and bright day with plenty sunny spells. Light to moderate winds. Freezing level above summits.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Sunrise: 07:14   Sunset: 17:42
Moon phase: Third quarter

Similar to Tuesday's weather conditions.

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