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Wednesday, 30 July 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1747 on Wednesday, 30 July 2014
An unsettled day with plenty of showers or outbreaks of rain. A more organised band of rain is likely to affect the north with a more scattered feel to the showers in the south, although these heavy and occasionally thundery.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||Medium||Gusts 45mph likely near any heavy showers.|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Low||Mainly in the west.|
|Heavy persistent rain||Medium||Risk across much of the region away from the far north.|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Light rain showers
Heavy rain showers
Cloudy overnight in the west with outbreaks of light rain, clearer and drier in the south and east. A band of rain will then push in to Skye and Lochaber around dawn, this occasionally heavy. This will slowly shift northeast to affect Glen Affric and Torridon by late morning and may remain fairly slow-moving during the afternoon. Conditions further south should start drier with perhaps some bright spells, however scattered showers are likely to develop during the afternoon, these occasionally heavy and thundery with a risk of hail. The very far north is expected to remain mainly dry. Drier conditions then expected to develop during the evening.
Moderate or good, but falling poor or very poor in heavier showers.
Occasional around 600m near the more organised rain in the north. Occasional above 1000m further south however occasional patches above 600m near any heavy showers, but with some cloud-free summits away from showers.
Westerly 25mph with gusts 40-45mph near heavier showers, easing 20mph and veering northwest later.
|Glens||Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the afternoon though falling again in showers.|
|900 m||Plus 9 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above summits.|
A mixed day of sunshine and showers. The showers will be mainly light to start but are likely to turn heavier again during the afternoon with a further risk of thunder and hail. The current focus for the heaviest and most frequent showers is towards the south with the northwest potentially seeing drier conditions, however there is still some uncertainty regarding this.
Mainly good but falling moderate or poor near any heavy showers.
Often above the summits but occasional patches above 600m near showers.
Generally southwest 20mph with gusts 40mph near heavier showers in the south, but northeast 15mph in the far north.
|Glens||Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius but falling again near showers and through the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 8 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Likely to be cloudier in the east with outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy. Drier, brighter conditions expected in the west. Moderate to strong northeasterly winds developing with gales in the north.
Starting cloudy with showers or outbreaks of rain, these occasionally heavy. Drier, brighter conditions likely to spread from the south later in the day. Risk of gale force northwesterly winds, especially in the northwest.
Expected to start off fine and dry with sunny spells. Cloud building through the day with a risk of afternoon showers. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds.
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