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West Highland: forecast weather

Wednesday, 23 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0210 on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Overview for Wednesday

Some early low cloud soon burning off then mainly dry and sunny, chance of an isolated shower in the northwest late afternoon.

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 High UV levels so protection advised.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Wednesday

Weather

Dry in the early hours with some mist and low cloud around the Great Glen and Trossachs. Mist and low cloud around the Great Glen, Easter Ross and the eastern upslopes of the Trossachs will soon burn off in the morning, although perhaps lingering for a while in the morning around Ben Wyvis. Otherwise the majority of ranges will be dry and sunny, although an isolated shower may develop north of the Torridon area later in the afternoon. It will be a hot day with a high risk of sunburn and dehydration. Little change through the evening.

Visibility

Locally poor at first otherwise moderate to good, becoming very good for a time in the afternoon.

Hill fog

Thin patches between 200 and 400 metres at first, otherwise many ranges free of cloud. Cloud lowering to around 900 metres in any late showers in the northwest.

Maximum winds above 600m

East or southeasterly 15 mph

Temperature

Glens Plus 12 at dawn, rising to around 27 Celsius in the afternoon, falling 15 by midnight. Very warm and humid with a risk of dehydration.
900 m Plus 12 Celsius rising to Plus 16 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Thursday

Weather

The fine weather will continue. Dry in the early hours with some mist and low cloud around the Great Glen and Trossachs. Mist and low cloud around the Great Glen, Easter Ross and the eastern upslopes of the Trossachs will soon burn off in the morning, although perhaps lingering for a while in the morning around Ben Wyvis. Otherwise the another largely dry and sunny day, although an isolated shower may develop north of the Torridon area later in the afternoon. It will be a very warm day with a high risk of sunburn and dehydration. Little change through the evening.

Visibility

Moderate to poor locally at first and again later in the evening, but for the main part of the day visibility good to very good.

Hill fog

Areas down to 200 to 400 metres in the early hours soon burning off in the morning.

Maximum winds above 600m

Easterly 15 mph

Temperature

Glens Plus 13 Celsius rising to a rather hot and humid 27 Celsius.
900 m Plus 13 Celsius rising 16 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Friday

Early low cloud in most exposed eastern areas again burning off then some fine sunny spells. Some sea fog might affect coastal foothills in the northwest. Very warm or hot at lower levels. Slight risk of a shower in the far north, mainly over the Western Isles.

Saturday

A dry start but thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain edging southeast, this most heaviest and persistent across the north. The southeast likely to stay reasonably dry until afternoon.

Sunday

Largley dry with some brightess but much cooler and fresher than of late.

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