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Saturday, 8 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1424 on Saturday, 8 March 2014
Staying generally cloudy with some patchy rain affecting the south and west, this rain becoming heavier and more persistent in the evening. Becoming drier and brighter but colder across the northwest.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||High||Gusts to 80 mph or more developing over higher summits overnight..|
|Gales||High||Gradually easing below limits in the afternoon..|
|Severe chill effect||Low||Briefly in the morning.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Over Argyll and the southern ranges throughout the day.|
|Heavy persistent rain||High||Over the southern ranges in the afternoon.|
|Strong Sunlight||Medium||Across the northwest Highlands in the afternoon.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Cloudy overnight with some patchy rain, this heaviest across Skye and Knoydart. A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain with the focus of the heaviest and most persistent rain being over Argyll this moving south into the Trossachs and the Arrochar Alps in the afternoon. Over the Northwest Highlands it will soon become drier with some brighter then sunny intervals developing, it will also turn colder. these colder conditions will spread south turning the rain in the south to snow above 600 metres. A windy day with gale to severe gale force winds in the morning but easing in the afternoon .
Poor to very poor, becoming good to very good to the north of the great glen
Widespread around 500 metres in the rain and snow and descending to 300 metres on south facing upslopes along southern ranges, but broken around 800 metres across the north. Improving to scattered patches around 900 metres in the north by afternoon.
Average speeds of 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph, and as high as 80 to 100 mph over the very highest summits in the early hours. Easing steadily through the morning to southwesterly 25 mph in the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 7 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 2 Celsius falling to minus 1 Celsius|
|Freezing level||Above summit level falling to 600 to 700 metres in the afternoon.|
Cloudy in the early hours with some patchy rain and snow across the southern ranges but this dying out later in the night as clearer conditions spread down from the north. Monday sees the start of a more settled period of weather. A mainly dry day with some good sunny spells developing. Risk of an isolated light snow flurry over Assynt. A cooler day with the snow on the tops likely to have any icy crust. The sunshine off the snow will produce a high level of glare with the added risk of some sunburn.
Moderate in the rain overnight. Good to very good through the day with very good air clarity with peaks in the middle to far distance standing out sharp.
Some patches possible in the bottoms of the glens at first but this soon evaporating away otherwise small amounts around 900 metres.
Westerly 15 to 20mph but increasing to 30mph over the more exposed ridges and summits across the north of the area.
|Glens||Minus 1 Celsius rising to Plus 7 Celsius then back down to freezing in the evening.|
|900 m||Minus 3 Celsius|
|Freezing level||700 metres.|
A frosty start in the glens then dry with some bright or sunny spells. Fresh southwesterly winds across the tops. Freezing levels around 800 metres rising to 1200 metres late evening.
A dry day with some bright or sunny spells. Strong southwesterly winds with gales possible across the tops. Freezing level well above the summits. Quite hazy.
Dry with bright or sunny spells but some high cloud will make the sunshine hazy across the north of the area. Fresh southwesterly winds. Freezing level well above the summits. Munro temperatures around 6 Celsius.
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