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Saturday, 8 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0257 on Saturday, 8 March 2014
Wet and stormy weather developing across all ranges in the morning, with some summit blizzards at first. Becoming drier in the afternoon but patchy rain lingering across some southern and western ranges.
|Blizzards||Medium||Briefly mid morning.|
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||High||Gusts to 80 mph or more developing over higher summits.|
|Gales||High||Developing through the morning across all upland areas.|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Briefly in the morning.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Developing later in the morning and into the afternoon for a time.|
|Heavy persistent rain||High||In morning.|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Rain and hill snow, some heavy, with a brief spell of summit blizzards developing. As milder air arrives from the southwest any snow will turn to rain across the highest summits, though with some freezing rain likely here for a time. Becoming drier in the afternoon although some patchy light rain or drizzle lingering across the Trossachs, the Nevis ranges and up across Skye. However some brightness developing across the ranges of Caithness and Sutherland by afternoon too. Little change in the evening.
Poor to very poor, becoming good by afternoon but still occasionally moderate in lingering afternoon and evening rain.
Becoming widespread around 500 metres as the rain and snow arrive and falling to 300 metres on south facing upslopes along southern ranges, but broken around 800 metres across the north. Improving to scattered patches around 900 metres in the north by afternoon, but still occasional down to 500 metres across the south and west coast.
Southwesterly backing southerly 30 mph in the early hours and strengthening to average speeds of 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph, and as high as 80 to 100 mph over the very highest summits by afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 9 Celsius during the afternoon.|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius rising to plus 3 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||300 metres rising quickly above summits by afternoon, although remaining close to freezing at higher levels where deep snowpack persists.|
Cloudy in the early hours and on Sunday morning with some patchy rain. As it turns colder later in the morning expect this rain to turn to snow above 500 metres or so. The afternoon will be dry with somewhat brighter skies especially in the north although a fair amount of high cloud is likely to linger. Rain will persist over Argyll and the Trossachs.
Moderate at times in any rain, otherwise becoming good.
Patches down to 450 metres across southern and western ranges through the morning, becoming scattered at around 800 metres by afternoon.
Average speeds of 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph, and as high as 80 to 100 mph over the very highest summits in the early hours. Easing steadily through the morning to southwesterly 25 mph in the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 7 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius falling to minus 1 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above summit level falling to 600 to 700 metres in the afternoon.|
Becoming more settled with a good deal of dry weather with some sunshine. Lighter winds than of late.
Dry with some brighter periods. Brisk southwesterly winds across the tops.
Perhaps some early rain across the far north otherwise remaining dry and settled.
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