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South Grampian and Southeast Highlands

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: 20:33
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Any remaining showers soon die out to give a dry evening with largely clearing skies. 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

Dry with sunny spells. 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 day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<05% <05% 00% 00% <05% <05% 00% 00%
Chance of precipitation
1,100 1,100 1,100 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
1100m SW 19 24 SW 19 25 SW 14 18 SW 16 21 SW 20 27 SW 21 28 S 22 28 S 24 31
900m SW 15 20 SW 15 21 SW 12 16 SW 14 19 SW 18 25 SW 18 25 S 18 24 S 21 27
600m SW 10 18 SW 10 17 SW 8 13 SW 8 16 SW 12 22 SW 11 22 S 10 19 S 13 21
300m W 4 9 NW 4 9 SW 3 8 SW 5 12 SW 8 19 SW 8 19 S 6 14 E 4 8
Glen SW 5 10 W 4 8 W 3 6 SW 4 10 SW 9 20 S 9 21 S 6 15 E 5 7

Temperature (°C) By altitude above mean sea level

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1100m 0 0 0 1 3 4 4 4
900m 2 2 2 3 5 6 7 5
600m 4 4 4 7 9 10 9 6
300m 5 4 5 9 12 13 12 7
Glen 5 4 5 10 13 14 12 7

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
1100m -6 -6 -5 -5 -3 -1 -1 -2
900m -3 -3 -3 -1 0 2 2 1
600m 1 0 1 4 6 7 7 3
300m 4 3 4 8 10 11 11 6
Glen 4 2 4 10 12 12 11 5
Sunrise: 05:51   Sunset: 20:35
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Weather

Dry with clear spells through the early hours. Then a dry, bright day with sunny spells, the best of these early in the morning and late afternoon.

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

90%, isolated patches of cloud on the higher summits around dawn, soon lifting. Patchy cloud may affect the eastern Angus and Aberdeenshire hills late evening above 500m.

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 across high ground. A risk of sunburn due to high UV levels despite feeling cold.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:49   Sunset: 20:37
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the morning, but turning dry with some sunny spells in the afternoon, particularly east of Lochnagar. Cloudier with scattered showers further west.

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

20% at first with cloud frequent above 500m. Gradually improving to 70% as cloud bases lift above the summits through the morning and early afternoon, patchy cloud above 600m remaining over western ranges.

Temperature

  • At 800m 5 Celsius
  • Glen 7 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius
  • Freezing level Above the summits.

Visibility

Occasionally poor at first in low cloud and rain. Becoming mainly good by the afternoon.

Monday 23 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:46   Sunset: 20:39
Moon phase: First quarter

Mostly cloudy, some bright spells. Isolated showers, wintery above 1000m, mainly west of Glenshee. Fresh westerly winds. Freezing level 1100-1200m.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:44   Sunset: 20:41
Moon phase: First quarter

A dry morning with some bright spells. Fresh westerly winds turn southerly in the afternoon with cloud thickening and lowering, bringing light rain. Freezing level 1100m, rising above the summits overnight.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sunrise: 05:41   Sunset: 20:43
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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