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West Highland: forecast wind

Saturday, 30 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0246 on Saturday, 30 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

Bright with passing showers and sunny intervals.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low Isolated gusts 50mph.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Patches, mainly early morning and in showers.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Possible southern ranges.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



After sunrise scattered showers will continue across Torridon, Skye and the far north, isolated showers down the west coast to Loch Lomond, but in general cloud will break up and sunny intervals will develop; the Trossachs most favoured.


Generally very good but falling moderate in heavier showers.

Hill fog

Some patches around 400 to 600 metres, mainly on northwest facing slopes overnight and early morning, but a few patches also during showers. Occasional periods at 850 metres, most prevalent in the north.

Maximum winds above 600m

West or Northwest 25 to 30 gust 40mph isolated gusts 50mph.


Glens 10 rising 17 Celsius.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius, locally plus 8 Celsius southern ranges for a time in afternoon.
Freezing level above summits.



A fine start, some mist in glens soon clearing after sunrise. Hazy sunshine will fade as thickening cloud spreads from the west, with some light rain reaching Skye and Torridon around lunchtime, then the cloud and light rain spreading east across other parts by late afternoon or early evening. Some hill fog forming, especially over western coastal ranges later.


Very good initially, though poor briefly in any mist banks in glens. Through the afternoon and evening gradually reducing moderate or good, perhaps poor later on west coast.

Hill fog

A few patches 300 to 500 metres soon dispersing mid morning. Around lunchtime some banks 850 metres over Skye and the Northwest, these lowering 600 metres as rain sets in. Later in the afternoon periods 600 to 850 metres moving east across most ranges, lowest on westward facing slopes. By dusk some banks 300 metres on coastal ranges.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southwest 15mph but later increasing 30 gust 45mph, perhaps gusts 60mph over the Northwest later.


Glens Plus 9 rising 18 Celsius.
900 m Plus 5 rising 8 Celsius.
Freezing level above summits



Early hill fog lifting then a largely dry day with increasingly bright skies with some sunny intervals developing.


A few light showers possible over Skye and Torridon but most parts remain dry and bright. Best of sunny spells over the Trossachs and inland ranges away from the west coast.


Mostly fine settled weather should persist.

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