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West Highland: forecast temperature

Friday, 19 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1529 on Friday, 19 September 2014

Overview for Saturday

Largely dry with some sunshine across southern ranges, cloudier across the northwest with a few showers.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Sunburn risk in any prolonged sunshine.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Saturday

Weather

Cloud and patchy rain across Lochaber and the Trossachs will clear away by the end of the night, otherwise dry in the early hours. The walking day will start dry and cool with some sunny periods, and little change expected through the morning in most places. However the the far northwest - north of Torridon - will be cloudier with a few showers, and this somewhat cloudier weather will sink southwards in the afternoon into the Nevis ranges. The hills of Argyll and the Trossachs are likely to hang on to some decent spells of sunshine through the day. Becoming mainly dry, clear and cold after dark.

Visibility

Occasionally moderate in any showers, otherwise good or very good. Air clarity will be much improved as a cleaner Polar airmass moves in the from the northwest, so munros in the middle distance should be fairly distinct.

Hill fog

Areas down to 500 metres in the early hours, this clearing by the end of the night. Otherwise just a few thin patches around 800 metres across the Trossachs and Argyll hills. North of Torridon extensive cloud down to 700 metres, some of this extending south into the Nevis ranges by afternoon. Some patches around 400 metre developing over coastal upslopes in the northwest. Cloud thinning after dusk.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 10 to 15 mph freshening 20 to 25 mph by afternoon with gusts to 40 mph across the Nevis ranges. Feeling cold across the tops in the wind.

Temperature

Glens Plus 8 Celsius at dawn rising to 16 Celsius, falling to 6 Celsius after dark.
900 m Plus 8 falling to 5 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Sunday

Weather

Isolated showers in the far northwest in the early hours otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start dry and cold with some sunshine. Then Sunday will see a good deal of fine September weather, remaining dry with some sunshine and light winds.

Visibility

Very good or excellent but rather hazy at low levels at first.

Hill fog

Patches around 800 metres but most summits free of cloud, especially across the south.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 25 mph decreasing westerly 10 to 15 mph

Temperature

Glens Plus 2 Celsius at dawn rising to 16 Celsius by afternoon.
900 m Plus 5 rising to 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Monday

A dry start but rain reaching the northwest around the middle of the day and slowly extending southeastwards across remaining ranges through the afternoon and evening. Strong northwesterly winds across the tops.

Tuesday

A few showers across the northwest otherwise dry with some brightness, the best of this across the southeast. Strong westerly winds across tops.

Wednesday

Most cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this becoming persistent across the northwest. Windy with northwesterly gales across the tops.

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