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Friday, 6 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0253 on Friday, 6 December 2013
A bright and chilly start with sunny spells, bur scattered snow showers will affect Caithness and Sutherland, and clouding over with patchy light snow spreading to western ranges.
|Blizzards||Medium||During the morning in snow showers over Caithness and Sutherland.|
|Heavy snow||Medium||During the morning in snow showers over Caithness and Sutherland.|
|Storm force winds||Low||Over the Caithness hills and Ben Wyvis at first|
|Gales||High||Slowly easing overnight.|
|Severe chill effect||High||Over the Caithness hills and Ben Wyvis at first|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Associated with the more persistent light snow spreading from the southwest later.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Sun glare off the snow cover, mainly over the higher slopes and summits.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Light snow showers
Light snow showers
A sunny start across most ranges, but snow showers will continue over Caithness and Sutherland, and clouds will increase to give some light snow over the mountains of Argyll and Lochaber during the afternoon. Patchy light snow will spread north and east to the rest of the area during the late afternoon and evening, turning to rain al lower levels later.
Very good or excellent, with distant summits clearly visible, but locally very poor in and snow showers, and becoming moderate occasionally poor in the more persistent light snow.
Mainly small amounts, but occasional patches around 450 metres forming in the snow showers, and becoming occasional or persistent at 400 metres in the more persistent light snow.
Northwest 40 mph gusts 70 mph over the Caithness hills and Ben Wyvis during the early hours, decreasing 25 mph gusts 40 mph by daybreaks, then easing variable 10-15 mph by the end of the afternoon. Increasing Westerly 30 mph gusts 45 mph later.
|Glens||Minus 7 Celsius rising to plus 3 Celsius.|
|900 m||Minus 8 Celsius rising to Minus 2 Celsius later.|
|Freezing level||All levels, rising to 500 metres.|
Cloudy overnight with occasional snow turning to rain at all levels before largely dying out, then cloudy through the day wit occasional rain, becoming heavier and more persistent, especially over the northwest Highlands, and con turning into the evening.
Moderate or poor becoming good at times
Occasional or persistent around 400 metres.
West to southwesterly winds increasing 40 mph with gusts 60 mph, locally 80 mph over the highest and most exposed summits and ridges.
|Glens||Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 8 Celsius|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius rising to plus 2 Celsius|
|Freezing level||500 metres lifting above all summits.|
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, especially early and late in the day. Mild with westerly gales over the summits.
Rather cloudy with some light rain at times. Strong summit winds backing into the southwest.
Mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells developing, mainly in the north. Strong south or southwesterly winds over the summits.
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