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North Grampian

Confidence

Generally high over the weekend, moderate for extent of cloud on Saturday. High for colder, unsettled conditions next week, but low for details.

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Friday 20 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:54   Sunset: 20:34
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Any remaining showers soon die out to give a dry evening. Skies clearing over the eastern Cairngorms, cloudier over western ranges. Fresh westerly winds, freezing level 1400m, falling to 1100-1200m by midnight.

Saturday 21 April 2018

Weather hazards

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Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Headline

Mainly dry with sunny spells, best in the morning. Chilly on the tops.

Weather at 800m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<05% <05% 00% 00% 10% 10% 00% 00%
Chance of precipitation
1,100 1,100 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,500 1,500 1,400
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

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m W 24 29 SW 21 27 SW 17 21 S 17 22 S 23 32 S 24 34 S 26 34 SE 29 35
900m SW 20 24 SW 18 22 SW 14 16 S 14 20 S 20 29 S 21 30 S 24 32 S 26 32
600m SW 12 17 SW 10 15 SW 8 12 SW 9 15 S 13 22 S 13 23 S 12 21 S 15 23
300m SW 5 14 SW 4 11 S 4 10 SW 6 14 S 9 19 SW 9 21 S 7 17 S 5 14
Glen SW 5 16 SW 5 14 SW 5 12 SW 7 15 SW 8 19 S 8 21 S 6 17 SW 3 10

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m -1 -2 -2 -1 1 2 2 1
900m 2 2 2 3 5 7 7 6
600m 4 4 4 6 8 10 9 8
300m 5 5 5 9 12 13 12 9
Glen 6 5 5 10 14 15 13 9

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

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m -9 -9 -9 -7 -6 -5 -4 -6
900m -4 -4 -4 -1 1 2 2 0
600m 1 1 1 3 5 7 7 5
300m 4 3 4 7 10 11 10 8
Glen 4 3 4 8 12 13 11 9
Sunrise: 05:52   Sunset: 20:36
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Dry through the early hours with clear spells across the Cairngorms, cloudier further west. Then a generally dry day, the best of the sunshine over the Cairngorms in the morning, but feeling cold in the tops with cloud building through the day. Dry with some clear spells after dusk.

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

80%, cloud bases generally above the summits. Some patchy cloud may affect summits above 700m towards Ben Alder and Creag Meagaidh in the morning.

Visibility

Good, distant hills perhaps rather hazy.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Snow fields likely to be hard and icy at first. Feeling cold in the wind on high ground. A risk of sunburn due to moderate UV levels despite feeling cold.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:49   Sunset: 20:38
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Cloudy but mainly dry through the early hours. Some patchy light rain, sleet over the highest summits, around dawn and early morning, then turning dry with sunny spells developing. Cloud builds in the afternoon giving a few showers, most frequent over western ranges, continuing through the evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

South 30 gusting 35-40 mph, becoming Southwest 40 gusting 55 mph by noon. Easing 30 gusting 40 mph in the evening.

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

30% at first with cloud frequent above 600-700m. Becoming 70% as cloud lifts above the summits through the morning leaving patchy cloud above 700m over western ranges.

Temperature

  • At 800m 3 Celsius
  • Glen 5 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius
  • Freezing level 1300m around dawn, rising above the summits in the morning, falling to 1200m by dusk.

Visibility

Occasionally poor at first in low cloud and rain. Becoming mainly good by late morning.

Monday 23 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:47   Sunset: 20:41
Moon phase: First quarter

Mostly cloudy, some bright spells. Scattered showers, wintery above 1000m, mainly towards Creag Meagaidh, isolated further east. Fresh westerly winds. Freezing level 1100-1200m.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:44   Sunset: 20:43
Moon phase: First quarter

A dry morning with some bright spells. Fresh westerly winds turn southerly later in the day with cloud thickening and lowering, bringing light rain. Freezing level 1100m, rising to around 1300m in the evening.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:42   Sunset: 20:45
Moon phase: First quarter

Low cloud and rain in the morning. Some drier and brighter spells in the afternoon. Moderate south winds, becoming strong westerlies later. Freezing level above the summits, falling to 900m later.

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