High for mostly dry weather during daytime on Monday with strengthening winds, then a wet, windy day on Tuesday. Lower confidence on shower distribution and wind strength on Wednesday and Thursday.
Mainly dry this evening with clear spells towards the Aberdeenshire hills but cloudier skies elsewhere. Fresh southerly winds on the tops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mainly dry, rather cloudy with strengthening winds.
|Chance of precipitation|
|1100m||S 21 28||SW 23 29||SW 25 31||SW 24 30||S 26 33||S 36 46||S 46 57||S 46 56|
|900m||S 15 22||SW 19 25||SW 18 24||SW 19 25||S 21 28||S 29 39||S 34 45||S 34 45|
|600m||SW 7 13||SW 9 17||SW 13 21||SW 12 21||SW 11 21||S 13 24||S 21 35||S 22 36|
|300m||SW 4 9||W 4 11||W 5 12||W 3 8||W 4 12||SE 3 8||SE 8 16||SE 13 27|
|Glen||NW 3 6||W 4 10||W 4 9||W 5 8||SW 4 9||SW 5 14||SW 6 12||SE 9 21|
Mainly dry and rather cloudy overnight with a few wintry flurries on the tops. Monday will be dry for much of daylight hours. Always a good deal of cloud over hills in south and west of area. Best of the sunshine will be over the Aberdeenshire hills. The evening will be cloudy with light rain breaking out and any snow confined to the mountain tops.
30% in southwest but 80% in northeast of area. Extensive cloud cover around 700m will be much more broken over northern Angus and Aberdeenshire hills.
Generally good even very good in northeast. Becoming rather hazy over Perthshire hills during afternoon and evening. Poor visibility as rain edges in late in the day.
Strengthening winds during afternoon and evening will make walking increasingly difficult. Also feeling bitterly cold with sub-zero temperatures on the tops.
Cloudy with patchy rain at first. Rain will become more persistent during the morning then heavier in the afternoon, heaviest over the Perthshire hills accompanied by extensive hill fog.
Severe gale or even storm force winds on the tops, average speeds 50mph with gusts 80mph. Winds will become southwesterly and slowly decreasing later in the day.
20% mainly towards Aberdeenshire hills. There will be extensive cloud cover around 600 to 700m with patches lower down in the southwest.
Generally moderate or poor with navigational difficulties. Occasionally good visibility in northeast.