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West Highland: forecast cloud

Tuesday, 29 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1723 on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Bright or sunny intervals and some showers, these becoming more confined to the northwest in the afternoon with more in the way of sunshine for the Trossachs. Windy with gales on more exposed ridges and summits.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds Low Expected to stay just under limits on highest ridges and summits.
Gales High Gusts 50-60mph likely on the higher ridges and summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Mainly overnight and into the morning from Lochaber southwards.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Sunny intervals breaking through with medium to high UV levels bringing a sunburn risk.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light rain
Light rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Light rain
Light rain
Light rain showers
Light rain showers
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



Showers will become more widespread in Skye Lochaber and the Trossachs in the early hours and will linger into Wednesday morning. Then showers becoming more confined to the Northwest in the afternoon with fewer showers and more sunshine further south.


Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon except very briefly near showers.

Hill fog

Occasional 600-750m overnight and widespread from Lochaber southwards into the morning. Becoming patchy south of the Great Glen in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 40mph gusts 55mph.


Glens Plus 12 Celsius rising to Plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling 14 by midnight.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius rising Plus 10 Celsius in the Trossachs in the afternoon.
Freezing level Above summits.



A mainly dry start then a band of rain some heavy will spread from the west. The chance of a short spell of squally thundery rain before it brightens to scattered heavy showers again with the risk of thunder.


Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon though falling poor in heavier showers.

Hill fog

Patchy above 750-900m overnight and morning and occasional above 1000m, but mostly lifting above the tops between the showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 30mph gusts 40-45mph easing 20mph and veering northwest later.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the afternoon though falling again in showers.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A mainly dry start to the day then showers developing some becoming heavy and slow moving with some thundery downpours. Moderate south to southeasterly breeze.


Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.


Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

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