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North Grampian

Confidence

High confidence for the general trend, but lower for detail of rainfall through Tuesday.

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Monday 18 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:18   Sunset: 22:13
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

A very windy end to the day with gales across most areas, and severe gales above munro level. Largely clear skies but one or two showers possible in the far west.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

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.

Strong sunlight Medium likelihood Show detail

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

Sunshine and a few showers in the morning, cloudier with some rain across the south and west by late afternoon. Widespread upland gales, perhaps severe on summits through the morning.

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 Light rain Light rain
20% 10% 10% 00% 00% 00% 60% 80%
Chance of precipitation
1,200 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,500 2,300
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

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m W 46 59 W 47 61 W 40 52 W 33 43 W 25 34 W 18 26 SW 11 16 S 15 18
900m W 36 50 W 38 52 W 33 45 W 26 38 W 21 32 W 16 24 SW 9 14 S 8 10
600m W 22 38 W 23 40 W 20 35 W 18 33 W 15 28 W 11 22 SW 6 11 W 4 6
300m SW 12 32 SW 13 34 SW 10 27 W 12 30 SW 11 28 SW 9 23 SW 6 12 NW 1 5
Glen SW 7 27 SW 7 28 SW 7 25 W 9 29 SW 8 24 SW 8 21 SW 6 13 SE 2 6

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 -1 0 1 3 3 2 2
900m 3 3 3 5 6 6 5 5
600m 5 5 6 8 9 9 8 6
300m 8 7 9 11 12 12 10 8
Glen 8 7 9 12 14 14 12 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 -10 -10 -10 -7 -4 -3 -3 -3
900m -5 -5 -4 -1 1 2 2 2
600m 0 0 1 4 6 7 6 5
300m 4 4 6 9 10 10 9 8
Glen 5 4 6 10 12 12 11 9
Sunrise: 04:18   Sunset: 22:13
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Isolated showers may continue across the far west through the early hours, turning sleety above around 1000m, the majority confined to Creag Meagaidh and the Monadhliath Mountains. Any remaining showers will soon die away through the morning, leaving most areas dry by mid morning with some sunshine. Cloud will thicken from the southwest through the afternoon, bringing outbreaks of rain across most parts, but heavier and more persistent towards Ben Alder, and with best shelter towards the northern Cairngorms.

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

80% through the bulk of the day, with most slopes largely fog free. However, some capping cloud is likely above 900m, mainly across the Caingorms. Decreasing to 20% after sunset as cloud lowers quite widely to 700m within rain.

Visibility

Very good with some far reaching views on offer. Deteriorating to moderate through the evening in the south and west, and locally poor in rain with some neighbouring slopes becoming obscured.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Gusts may be closer to 65mph above 1000m through the early hours.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:18   Sunset: 22:14
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Thick cloud will remain in place across the area, bringing periods of rain and drizzle through the morning. Clearer conditions will arrive from the west by late morning, bringing a return to scattered showers and some sunshine. Into the evening, showers will become more widespread and heavy with a risk of thunderstorms, mainly for the north of the area, and may turn increasingly sleety on summits.

Maximum wind speed expected

Mainly light through the morning, with a westerly breeze of 15-20mph with gusts to 30mph developing through the later afternoon.

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

20% with hill fog quite widespread above 600m, this slowly clearing from the west by mid morning. Generally 60% through the rest of the day with some fog associated with showers.

Temperature

  • At 800m Around plus 6C.
  • Glen Plus 3C rising to 15.
  • Freezing level Above summits, falling to 1300m by afternoon.

Visibility

Moderate or poor at first, but improving to very good by around midday and falling temporarily during showers, perhaps to poor in any heavy showers.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:19   Sunset: 22:14
Moon phase: First quarter

A showery west or northwesterly airflow at first, but increasing influence from high pressure to the west of Scotland will bring mainly dry conditions for all by afternoon. Variable cloud but some sunshine likely. Strong winds, with a risk of gales on summits.

Friday 22 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:19   Sunset: 22:14
Moon phase: First quarter

An increasingly cloudy day with some patchy rain or showers at times, but unlikely to be persistent in any one location. Main hazard expected to be hill fog in the west. Moderate to strong westerly winds.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:19   Sunset: 22:14
Moon phase: First quarter

Mainly cloudy with some light rain for most western areas, but some shelter for the east. Winds increasing a little with a risk of summit gales returning.

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