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West Highland: forecast weather

Friday, 29 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0307 on Friday, 29 August 2014

Overview for Friday

A band of rain across the east will soon clear then its a mixture of sunny spells and blustery showers these most frequent in the west. The best weather will be over the Monadhliaths and Assynt.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds High At first.
Gales High Throughout the day
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog No Risk  
Thunderstorms Medium Mainly focussed across Argyll and Glencoe
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium From mid morning onwards as rain clears, sunburn risk.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Friday

Weather

Showery for the walking day, these heavy at times with the risk of thunder with the main risk of this being over Glencoe and Argyll. Breezy with gales across the tops. The best conditions will be over Assynt where it will be mainly dry and bright.

Visibility

Moderate in and around the showers otherwise good to very good with very good clarity to the air.

Hill fog

Occasional around 600 metres this more persistent over Argyll and lowering to 450 metres in the heavier showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southerly 50 to 60mph with gusts to 80mph at first particularly over the more exposed ridges and summits. Winds easing back to 40mph with gusts to 70mph for the walking day. Into the evening the winds will go westerly and ease to 30mph with gusts to 50mph.

Temperature

Glens 8 Celsius rising to 17 Celsius in the afternoon.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius rising to 10 Celsius in the sunshine.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Saturday

Weather

Clear spells and a scattering of showers overnight. A bright day but with a few showers, these mainly affecting Argyll and Glencoe with the driest and sunniest conditions to be found in the Trossachs.

Visibility

Moderate in and around the showers otherwise good to very good with very good clarity to the air.

Hill fog

Occasional around 750 metres lowering to 550 metres in the heavier showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwesterly 30mph with gusts to 50mph at first overnight but going northwesterly by morning. Northwesterly 30 with gusts to 45mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

Dry with sunny spells but gradually clouding over from the west with outbreaks of rain. Extensive hill fog forming. Southwesterly winds increasing to gale to severe gale force.

Monday

Early rain but then mainly dry with some sunny spells. gales at first.

Tuesday

Mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of these across in the east. Fresh southwesterly winds.

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