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Saturday, 25 May 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0309 on Saturday, 25 May 2013
A ridge of high pressure will keep dry, settled conditions across most climbing areas of Scotland with light winds.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Medium||Prolonged spells of strong sunshine.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Much of the West Highland area will have a dry day with the best of thre sunshine over Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Ben Lomond and the the Trossachs. It will be important to protect against the strong sun. There will be a layer of high cloud edging into West Argyll, Knoydart and up into the Northwest Highlands. Thicker cloud may produce a little light rain, especially over the mountains of Skye.
The air will continue to have great clarity resulting in excellent visibility over hills away from the West Coast. Even the more distant hills will be clearly visible. Turning hazy over hills near to the West Coast during the day.
A few patches at lower levels at first, otherwise most hills will be fog-free during the day. There will be occasional fog forming above 700M over hills near the West Coast, becoming more extensive over Skye.
Winds will be light at all levels. Even over higher ridges and summits, souhwesterly winds will only be around 10 to 15mph.
|Glens||Zero Celsius at dawn, quickly recovering during the morning and reaching 16 Celsius in the afternoon.|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius rising to 7 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
It will be rather cloudy at first and there may even be a few spots of light rain, mainly over Argyll and the Trossachs. This will soon die out and it will become brighter with sunny spells developing across all ranges.
Generally good with hills in the near to middle distance clearly visible but rather hazy towards the far distance. Also patches of poorer visibility at first in association with any rain.
Occasional fog above about 700 to 800M during first half of the morning, mostly dispersing by the afternoon.
Winds staying light across the tops, generally southwesterly with average speeds of 10 to 15mph.
|Glens||Plus 3 Celsius at dawn rising to 16 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 7 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Staying well above the summits.|
A dry, bright start to Monday. Rain then extending from the west across all parts of the East Highland area during the day. Rain accompanied by strong to gale force southerly winds across the tops.
It will stay rather cloudy with scattered showers across the area. Also fresh or strong easterly winds over the tops.
Bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, heavy at times. Fresh northeasterly winds across the summits.
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