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North Grampian

Confidence

High for the changeable weather pattern to continue next week. Lower confidence on day to day detail.

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Sunday 19 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:49   Sunset: 20:47
Moon phase: First quarter

Staying dry with clear spells and light winds across the tops.

Monday 20 August 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 and rather cloudy. Winds staying light at all levels.

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 Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% <05% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Chance of precipitation
1,900 1,900 1,800 1,900 1,900 2,000 2,000 2,000
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 8 11 NW 9 11 NW 11 13 NW 9 12 W 6 11 NW 8 12 NW 5 7 SE 8 10
900m NW 4 6 N 5 6 NW 5 7 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 NW 6 11 N 4 7 SE 5 7
600m NW 2 5 N 2 4 SW 2 4 W 3 8 NW 3 9 NW 3 9 N 3 7 SE 3 5
300m N 2 4 NE 1 4 SW 1 3 W 2 7 W 2 7 NW 3 10 N 3 7 E 2 6
Glen W 2 5 W 1 4 W 2 5 W 3 8 N 5 10 N 5 12 N 4 8 N 2 5

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 5 4 3 4 5 6 6 5
900m 7 7 6 7 9 10 9 8
600m 9 9 9 10 12 12 12 10
300m 11 10 10 12 14 15 14 12
Glen 11 10 10 14 16 17 15 12

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 2 0 -1 1 3 4 4 3
900m 6 5 5 6 8 8 8 7
600m 9 8 8 9 11 12 11 10
300m 11 10 10 12 14 14 13 11
Glen 11 10 10 14 16 16 15 12
Sunrise: 05:51   Sunset: 20:44
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Dry overnight with clear periods. Turning chilly in the glens towards dawn. Monday will be dry across most ranges. There will be some early and late sunshine otherwise rather cloudy with just a few light drizzly showers.

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

50%. Extensive cloud cover developing around 700 to 800m, lifting above some of the tops during the afternoon.

Visibility

Generally good with just a few patches of poor visibility in association with any drizzly showers.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

High U/V levels so even limited amounts of sunshine will bring a risk of sunburn.

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:53   Sunset: 20:41
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Dry start with some early brightness. Clouds thickening during the morning with a little light rain in west and hill fog becoming extensive. Rain will become heavier during the afternoon and evening, extending eastwards to all ranges.

Maximum wind speed expected

Strengthening southwesterly winds across the tops with gales developing later. Average speeds of 20mph increasing 40 during afternoon with gusts 60mph over higher ridges and summits by evening.

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

50% during morning mostly in east of area, reducing 30% during afternoon. Cloud bases lowering to 600 to 700m most extensive in west of area.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 8 Celsius.
  • Glen Plus 8 Celsius rising to 18 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Generally good at first but reducing moderate to poor in west during morning and areas further east during afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:55   Sunset: 20:39
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Cloudy with rain and extensive hill fog at first. Drier, brighter weather will extend southwards to all parts during the morning with some afternoon sunshine. Strong northwesterly winds on the tops easing during the day.

Thursday 23 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:57   Sunset: 20:36
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Mainly dry, bright start then a band of rain crossing from the west during the day. Becoming windy on the summits with westerly gales developing later.

Friday 24 August 2018

Sunrise: 05:59   Sunset: 20:34
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Sunshine and blustery showers. The showers most frequent and heavy at times in west. Windy with westerly gales on the tops. Cold air across the summits with significant wind chill.

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