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West Highland: forecast weather

Tuesday, 2 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0336 on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Overview for Tuesday

Cloudy with patchy rain in northwest, with strong summit winds. Brighter in south and east, and less windy.

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 Low Possible but mostly intermittent.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Tuesday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
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30% 30% 20% 0%

Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



Any mist or fog forming overnight along the glens and on lower slopes will soon thin out during mid morning. Mainly cloudy across the west, especially the Northwest with some patches of light rain affecting Cuillin Hills and the Torridons, this dying out in the afternoon. Further east more broken cloud at times with clear or sunny intervals.


Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens at dawn, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible, spoiled only in the rain.

Hill fog

Isolated banks 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Occasional periods 700 metres lifting to nearer 900 metres through the afternoon across most inland ranges away from the west coast.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwest 15-20mph, but 30 gust 40mph in far northwest.


Glens Plus 10 rising 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.



Any mist or fog forming overnight in the glens and on lower slopes will soon thin out during mid morning. Cloud will persist mainly across the west, with the east having some good breaks in the clouds. There is a low risk of rain or drizzle mainly across the Torridon.


Locally poor in any fog overnight, soon improving during the morning. Then mainly good, but becoming moderate in any rain or drizzle.

Hill fog

Some banks 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Patches around 500m in the late evening.

Maximum winds above 600m

South-southeasterly 10-15mph gusting up to 30mph across the highest peaks and ridges.


Glens Plus 9 rising 19 Celsius.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. A few light showers possible over Skye and Ben Lomond where cloud may be more persistent but most parts remain dry and bright. It will generally feel warm by day. Mostly light southerly winds.


Mostly fine settled weather should persist. Mist and fog patches may affect some glens early morning. Freshening easterly or southeasterly winds and feeling warm during the afternoon in the sunny spells.


Another dry and bright day across the area, with good sunny spells in the afternoon. However, moving eastwards cloud will thicken with the odd spot of light rain possible.

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