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Friday, 7 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1734 on Friday, 7 March 2014
Becoming cloudy overnight with cloud enveloping the hills with perhaps some patchy drizzle. The cloud will break up towards midday with plenty of sunshine developing into the afternoon. Southerly gales are likely across summits.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Medium||Gales likely across highest summits through much of the day, gusts in excess of 50mph.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Feeling more like -3 across exposed summits and ridges through the day.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Cloud enveloping the hills overnight and into the morning, before lifting and clearing by midday.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Clear skies through the early hours leading to a frost through sheltered valleys. However, the cloud will soon thicken and lower towards dawn with some pockets of drizzle. The winds will also increase with gales likely at height, leading to considerable buffeting. This cloud will readily lift and break up as the morning progresses with plenty of sunshine developing by the afternoon. Despite the very mild temperatures, it will feel much colder across the summits in the gale force southerly winds.
Moderate to good below cloud bases during the morning, but poor in the drizzle and very poor in the hill fog. Visibilities becoming generally good to very through the afternoon
Hill fog becoming widespread towards dawn around 400-600m, perhaps down to 200-300 southern uplsopes at first. However, bases will lift and break up towards midday with all summits becoming free of cloud.
Southerly winds increasing to 35-45mph during the morning and continuing throughout the day, with occasional gusts up to 55mph likely across highest summits and ridges. Easing towards midnight.
|Valleys||Plus 1 becoming 16 Celsius|
|800 m||Plus 5 becoming 8 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Cloud will gradually lower and thicken to envelop most hills by dawn with some patchy drizzle likely. However, the cloud is likely to break up and lift through the morning with some sunny spells possible, especially in the east. By late afternoon the cloud is likely to lower and thicken once again with outbreaks of rain by midnight.
Generally good, but poor in the drizzle and rain and very poor in the hill fog.
Extensive cloud will cover the most hills at first with bases around 500-600m. However, the cloud may well break up through the morning and become confined to western hills with eastern hills becoming free of cloud. However, bases will lower once again into the evening.
Southerly 40mph at first, easing and becoming southwesterly 20-30mph through morning.
|Valleys||Plus 6 becoming 14 Celsius|
|800 m||Plus 7 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Well above the summits.|
A generally dry day with light winds and hill fog and patchy rain clearing through the morning. Mild and feeling pleasant when walking in the afternoon sun. Visibility generally good to very good and freezing levels well above the summits.
Another dry and fine day after a cold and frosty start with perhaps some patchy fog. Possibly more in the way of cloud than on Monday, but remaining generally above the height of the summits with sunny spells likely. Freezing level above the summits.
Cold start with some frost likely through the valleys and perhaps some isolated fog patches. Otherwise, another fine day with light winds and cloud bases generally above the summits.
Altitude 353 metres
Rainfall measured at 15:00 Friday, 07 March 2014
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