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South Grampian and Southeast Highlands

Confidence

High confidence for the broad weather setup, and for most frequent showers during Wednesday, but lower for details of hill fog and cloud amounts, particularly into the weekend.

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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:19   Sunset: 22:11
Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Overcast with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards across all parts, and turning occasionally heavy and persistent over Ben Lawers and the Perthshire and Ochil Hills. Light to moderate southwest winds, backing southeasterly.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Weather hazards

Poor visibility Medium likelihood Hide detail

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.

Gales Low likelihood Show 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.

Severe chill effect Low likelihood Show detail

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.

Strong sunlight Low 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

Heavy rain and thick cloud slowly clearing through the morning to sunshine and a few heavy showers by afternoon, these turning wintry on summits into the evening.

Weather at 800m

00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy rain Heavy rain Mist Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Sleet shower day Sleet shower night
90% 90% 60% 40% 40% 60% 60% 60%
Chance of precipitation
2,600 2,600 2,200 1,500 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,100
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 SE 11 13 N 10 13 N 12 16 NW 16 22 NW 15 21 W 24 32 W 27 35 W 31 40
900m SE 9 11 N 9 12 N 11 14 NW 14 20 NW 14 19 W 21 29 W 24 32 W 26 35
600m NE 4 6 NE 5 8 N 6 10 NW 10 18 NW 9 17 W 14 26 W 16 29 W 16 26
300m E 4 8 NE 4 9 NW 5 12 NW 9 19 NW 8 18 W 11 23 W 12 26 W 10 22
Glen E 4 8 NE 4 9 NW 4 11 NW 9 19 NW 8 18 W 10 21 W 11 24 W 10 22

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 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 0
900m 5 5 5 4 5 7 5 2
600m 6 6 6 6 8 10 8 5
300m 8 8 9 9 12 12 11 8
Glen 9 8 9 10 12 13 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
1100m -1 -1 -2 -3 -2 -2 -4 -8
900m 2 2 1 0 1 2 -1 -5
600m 5 5 4 3 6 7 4 0
300m 7 7 7 7 10 10 9 5
Glen 8 7 8 9 11 11 10 6
Sunrise: 04:19   Sunset: 22:11
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Outbreaks of rain continuing across all parts during the early hours. Through the morning, heaviest rain will die away and skies will slowly brighten, albeit with some continuing patchy rain. Becoming drier and brighter by mid morning with some sunshine into the afternoon, along with scattered blustery showers developing from the northwest, turning heavy at times and falling as sleet or wet snow above around 900m through the evening. Showers most frequent across the Southern Cairngorms and Aberdeenshire Hills and will continue through the evening.

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

Nil predawn with hill fog down to around 400m quite widely. Improving to 70% by early afternoon with hill fog generally confined above 800m.

Visibility

Moderate or poor at first, improving to good or very good between showers, but poor within them and increasingly very poor as showers turn wintry through the evening.

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Gales penetrating down to around 1100m by late afternoon, aided by heavy showers.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:20   Sunset: 22:11
Moon phase: First quarter

Weather

Feeling cold with showers of sleet and snow through the morning and blustery winds continuing through most of the day, these often reaching gale force away from the Ochil Hills. Becoming mainly dry with a good deal of sunshine by midday, but often cloudier during the middle of the day, especially northern ranges. Dry and largely clear through the evening.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northwesterly 35mph gusting 50mph, easing to 25 gusts 40mph by midnight.

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

60%, but closer to 80% through the morning and later afternoon. Periods of hill fog above 900m likely through the middle of the day.

Temperature

  • At 800m 2 Celsius, rising to 6C.
  • Glen 4 Celsius rising to 14-16C.
  • Freezing level Around 1200m, rising above just summits through the day.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate in showers through the morning, then improving to excellent by afternoon with some far reaching views on offer.

Friday 22 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:20   Sunset: 22:11
Moon phase: First quarter

High pressure to the west of Scotland will bring moderate, west or northwest winds across the region along with largely dry and clear weather, perhaps cloudier with the odd shower by evening.

Saturday 23 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:20   Sunset: 22:11
Moon phase: First quarter

Dry and bright weather with some sunshine. Moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Sunrise: 04:20   Sunset: 22:12
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous

Similar conditions, with mainly dry weather and cloud often breaking to give plenty of sunshine. Any rain in the west will be light and patchy. Moderate westerly winds.

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