• home

We’ve upgraded

Old Met Office computer

This page will be removed later in the year and may not contain the latest information. Please use our new page:

Why have we done this?

RainfallPressureCloud amount forecastWarnings
Weather mapWindTemperatureUV
Forecast
 Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu 
Daytime Sun 20 Apr 2014 Daytime Mon 21 Apr 2014 Daytime Tue 22 Apr 2014 Daytime Wed 23 Apr 2014 Daytime Thu 24 Apr 2014
Base UK forecast
Please wait.
Key to map Guide
Updated: 0522 on Sun 20 Apr 2014
Go to region

Go to location
Go to postcode location
Zoom out
Zoom map SW Scotland, Lothian Borders North West England North East England Yorkshire & Humber Wales East Midlands West Midlands East of England London & South East England South West England Northern Ireland Central, Tayside & Fife Grampian Highlands & Eilean Siar Orkney & Shetland Strathclyde

Digital Map Data:
© Collins Bartholomew Ltd (2006)
Postcode information:
© Royal Mail Group PLC (2006)

West Highland: forecast uv

Sunday, 20 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0253 on Sunday, 20 April 2014

Overview for Sunday

Dry and fine after any early mist and patchy hill fog burns off. Freshening winds in south later.

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 High Especially across the northwest and on higher summits where glare from remaining snow cover.

key to hazards and forecast content

Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Sunday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Sunny intervals
Sunny intervals
Sunny intervals
Sunny intervals
Sunny
Sunny
Sunny
Sunny
0% 0% 0% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Sunday

Weather

A few mist and fog patches around dawn in glens and on lower slopes. especially across the Trossachs. During the morning any mist and fog on lower slopes soon lifting and burning off to leave a dry fine day with good sunny spells, best of sunshine from Arrochar Alps northwards across Lochaber and Skye.

Visibility

Mostly good but moderate at times overnight and early morning with some poor patches in mist early morning; improving very good most areas during afternoon with more distant peaks becoming visible.

Hill fog

Periods 150 to 400 metres during the early morning, mainly across the Trossachs, but largely dispersing late morning. A few banks over the Munros in south during the evening.

Maximum winds above 600m

East or Southeast 10mph but 20mph over Skye through till sunrise. Later becoming East 20 gust 30mph, but gusts 40mph in south during evening.

Temperature

Glens around freezing at sunrise, lifting plus 15 Celsius by mid-afternoon, falling 5 Celsius after dark.
900 m Around plus 3 Celsius, perhaps rising to plus 6 Celsius some sheltered slopes by afternoon.
Freezing level above summits

Monday

Weather

Fine settled weather holds with another chilly night and start to Monday. Some mist and hill fog, slower to thin and clear but eventually by noon all parts should be bright with some sun. Best of sun again for the Great Glen, Lochaber, and Skye. Whilst the eastern Trossachs and eastern Sutherland ranges will tend to hold onto some haze and cloud.

Visibility

Moderate or good with more distant hills very vague or indiscernible, and poor during the early morning in some eastern areas such as the Trossachs and eastern Sutherland. Locally improving very good during the afternoon, mainly near the west coast.

Hill fog

Periods 200 to 500 metres during the morning, especially on east facing slopes of both the Trossachs and Sutherland, more limited from North Argyll up into Skye. This hill fog slowly lifting and fragmenting by noon though a few patches may persist over east Sutherland.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southern ranges, Easterly winds 35mph gusting 50mph, isolated gusts 60mph. In the north, east winds 25mph gusts 35 or 40mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 4 Celsius rising plus 13 or 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 4 or 5 Celsius with moderate wind-chill in south.
Freezing level Above summits.

Outlook

Tuesday

The northwest Highlands and Skye hold onto mostly dry fine weather with some pleasant hazy sunny spells. Ranges further south across Argyll, the Trossachs and into Rannoch Moor with be cloudier with haze, mist and hill fog, especially during the morning, and perhaps a few passing showers. Strong to gale force East winds with gusts reaching 45 to 55mph. Windchill on summits. Freezing level above summits.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy with showery rain developing across many ranges, the best of the dry periods across the northwest and Skye. Hill fog, especially on southern and eastern ranges, less so across Lochaber, Skye and Torridon. Still rather hazy with a strong East then Southeast wind, the wind subsiding later.

Thursday

Changeable conditions with a moderate South or Southeast wind bringing some showers but also brighter spells. Some longer spells of rain developing in Argyll and the Trossachs with some hill fog.

Snow and Avalanche Reports

Observations

Webcams

The Met Office is not responsible for the content of external sites. If you would like to consider adding a link to your webcam, please contact us.

Weather warnings for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Weather forecast for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Weather warnings for Strathclyde

Weather forecast for Strathclyde

Weather warnings for Central Tayside & Fife

Weather forecast for Central Tayside & Fife

North East England West Midlands Grampian South West England Central, Tayside & Fife Northern Ireland North West England East of England Highlands & Eilean Siar Strathclyde Wales East Midlands SW Scotland, Lothian Borders London & South East England Yorkshire & Humber

Get updates