WATCH: Time lapse of haar across Arthur's Seat as cold sea fog spreads across Edinburgh

An in-awe passer-by has captured stunning footage of thick haar flowing down Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 2:36 pm
Diarmid Mogg captured the impressive footage of the haar over Arthur's seat (Photo: Diarmid Mogg).

Diarmid Mogg captured the stunning footage of the thick sea fog at around 9.30pm on Tuesday in front of Prestonfield golf club.

He said: “I was taking a walk through Prestonfield golf course, which is almost deserted at that time of night, and is always a really peaceful place for an evening stroll. It's not far from my flat.

"The sight of the thick haar boiling over the peak and flowing down the hillside was striking.

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"I’d never seen it before.

"And the perfect silence that you get on the south side of Arthur’s Seat made it quite magical.

"I sat for a while and watched it rolling in, then set my phone up on a ledge to film the time-lapse video.”

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Mr Mogg filmed around five minute’s worth of footage which was then created into a 15 second time lapse.

The word ‘haar’ is probably from a Low German or Dutch dialect word relating to the Dutch dialect ‘harig’ which means damp or misty and Middle Dutch ‘hare’ for sharp wind or piercing cold.

A coastal haar is possible around the Lothian coast on Wednesday, according to weather experts.

On Thursday, the Met Office has said it will be bright and dry in the east and less chance of haar here.

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