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West Highland: forecast wind

Tuesday, 29 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0330 on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Overview for Tuesday

Early cloud hill fog and patchy rain clearing to bright or and showers. Windy with gales possible on the most exposed ridges and summits.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Gusts to 50mph likely on the highest ridges and summits.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog High Early morning, becoming patchier through the day.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Sunny spells breaking through by afternoon with high UV levels bringing a sunburn risk.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Tuesday

Weather

Cloudy with some patchy rain at first, this will soon clear the west coast and the mainland by mid morning to leave a day of bright or sunny intervals and a few showers. These showers will be more frequent to the northwest of the Great Glen with the odd heavier one there, while the Trossachs will see just the odd shower. In the evening cloud will increase to bring more in the way of showers to Argyll.

Visibility

Locally moderate to poor in early morning light rain or drizzle, otherwise mainly good falling moderate in showers.

Hill fog

Areas 450-600m overnight, locally 300m near the west coast with the odd lower patch. Then becoming more confined to hills above 750-900m during the late morning.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 35mph gusts 50mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 12 Celsius at dawn rising 18 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling 13 by midnight.
900 m Plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits though notably cooler than recent days.

Wednesday

Weather

Showers more widespread in southern ranges in the early hours and perhaps lingering into Wednesday morning in Argyll. Otherwise a bright day with some sunshine and some showers mainly over the Northwest Highlands.

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon except very briefly near showers.

Hill fog

Areas above 600-750m overnight and morning then occasional above 900m with just the odd lower patch in the northwest in showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 30mph gusts 40-45mph.

Temperature

Glens Plus 10 Celsius rising to Plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon.
900 m Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Thursday

A mainly dry start in the south and east of the area then a band of rain some heavy will spread from the west. The chance of a short spell of squally thundery rain before it brightens to scattered heavy showers from the northwest. Fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds but squalls to gale probable.

Friday

A mainly dry start to the day then showers developing some becoming heavy and slow moving with some thundery downpours. Moderate southerly breeze.

Saturday

Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

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