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Friday, 7 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0230 on Friday, 7 March 2014
Sunny intervals and occasional showers these turning to snow at most levels by the late morning. Severe summit gales and a high wind chill. Temporary blizzards.
|Blizzards||Medium||During heavier showers.|
|Heavy snow||Low||Reasonable fresh accumulations where showers most frequent.|
|Storm force winds||High||Gusts exceeding 80mph on the summits during the daylight hours.|
|Gales||High||throughout the day|
|Severe chill effect||High||Especially in the afternoon when winds at their strongest and it turns colder.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Thunderstorms||Low||Mainly in northwest from late morning until mid evening.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Sunshine between the showers. Some glare off the snow pack.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Light snow showers
Heavy snow showers
Heavy snow showers
Showers spreading from the west later in the morning and into the afternoon these falling as snow above 500m then down to 300m in the afternoon and evening though will then die out in the south. Blizzard conditions likely across the tops. Sunny intervals between the showers.
Mainly good during the morning with brief reductions to poor in showers and very poor in blizzard conditions.
Occasional above 750-900m during the day with patches to 450m in showers.
West to southwest 40 gusts 55mph by dawn then 50 gusts 70-80mph through the main part of the day, easing 25 gusts 35mph during the evening.
|Glens||Plus 5 Celsius falling to Plus 2 in dawn, briefly up to 7 Celsius in the day though falling to 2 in showers then falling to zero during the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius at midnight falling Minus 2 in the morning then Minus 4 in the afternoon.|
|Freezing level||750m by daybreak and down to 300-400m by the afternoon.|
Isolated snow showers overnight then clear spells. Then cloud bringing a spell of snow later in night and into the morning with blizzards developing, turning to rain below 800m by early afternoon then at all levels by mid afternoon. Becoming drier later perhaps with some late sunny intervals mainly in the south.
Mostly good overnight then becoming poor, and nil in blizzards then moderate or good later
Patchy overnight then more widespread during the morning above 600m with patches to 450m over southern exposures.
Southerly 20 gusts 30mph at midnight quickly increasing 40 gusts 70mph by dawn and 60 gusts 90mph in the afternoon and evening.
|Glens||Falling to zero for a time overnight picking up to Plus 6 Celsius by late morning then Plus 9 during the afternoon.|
|900 m||Minus 4 Celsius rising Minus 1 by mid morning and Plus 3 in the afternoon.|
|Freezing level||450m rising 1000m by mid morning and above summits in the afternoon.|
Light rain and summit snow clearing in the morning then bright with some sunshine and a few showers these of snow above 500m and more prevalent over the Northwest Highlands. West to southwest gales, severe in early hours, with storms in Northwest, slowly easing.
A few showers in Northwest otherwise a mainly dry day with some sunny spells, freezing levels around 700m with strong to gale summit winds.
A dry day with some sunny spells and light winds. Night frost then freezing levels around 900m by day.
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