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West Highland: forecast cloud

Saturday, 20 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1434 on Saturday, 20 September 2014

Overview for Sunday

A cold night with a touch of frost followed by a dry day with some good sunny spells.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Mainly across the south of the area.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Sunday

Weather

Dry and cold in the early hours. Sunday will start cold and dry with some mist in the glens. Staying dry across all but the hills of Harris where a few spots of light rain are expected. A fine day with some long sunny spells, the best of these across Lochaber and the hills south of this. Further north it will be a little cloudier but this shouldn't stop it from being a very good walking day. Some fine panoramic views with little hint of any haze even towards the most distant summits.

Visibility

Very good or excellent but rather hazy at low levels at first. The clarity will be excellent with hills at all distances standing out sharp.

Hill fog

Patches around 800 metres but most summits free of cloud, especially across the south. Occasional across the Hills of Harris.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph decreasing westerly 10 to 15 mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 4 Celsius at dawn rising to 16 Celsius by afternoon.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Monday

Weather

Dry and cold overnight with a few mist patches. A cold and dry start with some mist in the glens. Then another fine day in prospect across the southern ranges with the best conditions in the Trossachs. Soon becoming cloudier across the hills of Harris with outbreaks of rain. This cloud and rain spreading to the northwest Highlands down to the Nevis range during the evening.

Visibility

Very good or excellent at first but becoming moderate to poor as the rain arrives in the northwest later.

Hill fog

Patches around 800 metres but most summits free of cloud, especially across the south in the morning. Becoming occasional patches at around 600 metres across the northwest then extensive at 500 metres by the end of the walking day.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 10 to 15 mph becoming westerly 20mph in the evening.

Temperature

Glens Plus 4 Celsius at dawn rising to 16 Celsius by afternoon.
900 m Plus 5 rising to 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Tuesday

Cloudy with rain in the south at first but brightening up but with showers following from the northwest.

Wednesday

Dry with sunny spells much of the day but the sunshine becoming hazier in the afternoon with rain edging into the west in the evening. Fresh winds much of the day with a risk of northwesterly gales in the evening.

Thursday

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain this heaviest in the west. Extensive hill fog with severe gale force winds.

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