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Friday, 18 April 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0208 on Friday, 18 April 2014
A dry day everywhere on Friday with some long sunny spells and light winds. Some cloud in the far northwest later
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Low||Perhaps over far northwestern summits later in the evening.|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Medium||Sunny spells leading to sunburn risk, especially where snowcover.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Dry with long spells of sunshine during Friday, with just a little patchy cloud above the summits in the north, though becoming more extensive in the far northwest in the evening, with the chance of a little light rain over Skye and the far Northwest Highlands after dark.
A few mist or freezing fog patches around dawn otherwise very good to excellent.
None expected for most ranges though perhaps some patches to 600m in the far northwest later in the evening.
Northwest becoming southwest 10-15mph, increasing 30 gusts 40mph in the far northwest.
|Glens||Falling as low as Minus 4 in places by dawn then rising to around 14 Celsius in the afternoon, back down to 4 Celsius by midnight in the south and east and 7 in the northwest.|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius overnight rising to Plus 6 Celsius in the afternoon, falling to Plus 3 by midnight.|
|Freezing level||600m rising above summits during the morning.|
Another dry day for most of the region with some clear or sunny spells the best of these in Argyll and the Trossachs though with some cloud above the summits at times. Cloudier over Skye and the far Northwest Highlands with some rain at times.
A few mist or freezing fog patches in the south around dawn otherwise good though perhaps a little hazier than Friday. Moderate in the far northwest, locally poor over coastal ranges.
Most areas will see little or no hill fog. The far northwest will have hill fog mainly above 500m but falling to less than 300m across Caithness and Sutherland.
South to southwest 10mph becoming easterly 15mph in the evening, though in the far northwest, south to southwest 25 gusts 35mph becoming northeast 10-15mph from late afternoon.
|Glens||In the south falling to around Minus 1 by dawn rising to Plus 14 Celsius in the afternoon, then back down to 4 by midnight. In the far northwest fairly steady between 7 and 9 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius, rising to Plus 6 in sunnier areas by day then back down to Plus 3 by midnight.|
|Freezing level||Above summits.|
Patchy low cloud or mist will burn off in the morning. Then most of the region dry day with some long spells of sunshine. The exception will be the far northwest where there will be more in the way of cloud, perhaps even a little rain at first but gradually becoming dry here too. Freezing levels 1000m overnight rising above summits.
Cloudy with some patchy light rain across more eastern parts of the Northwest Highlands with hill fog over Caithness Easter Ross and east Sutherland. Elsewhere mainly dry and bright with some sunny intervcals the best over Skye and Lochaber. East to northeasterly gales and freezing levels above the summits.
Mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells developing, though more cloud in areas exposed to the strong east to northeast winds, summit gales. Freezing levels above summits falling to 1100m from the north.
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