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Wednesday, 11 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0444 on Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Mostly cloudy across the Trossachs Argyll Lochaber Skye and Wester Ross, with patchy drizzle. Cloud breaking more in Easter Ross Sutherland and Caithness. Freezing levels above the summits though gales will be severe.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||Medium||Gusts to 70mph likely, mainly over the Northwest Highlands.|
|Gales||High||Gusts over 50mph expected on many exposed ridges slopes and summits, even to sea level in NW.|
|Severe chill effect||Medium||Severe summit gales and temperatures not far above freezing.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||Mainly overnight and in the morning in Argyll Lochaber and the Trossachs.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Mostly cloudy across the Trossachs, Argyll, Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross, with patchy drizzle. Cloud breaking more in the north with clear or sunny intervals especially over Ben Wyvis, Morven and Ben Loyal. In the evening outbreaks of rain will spread in from the west becoming heavy by midnight.
Mainly good in the north, moderate at times in the south and west in any patches of drizzle, with hill fog above.
Widespread above 500-700m in the south and west with few lower patches towards the west coast. In sheltered north and northeast some patches at 900m or above though most hills there in the clear.
South to southwesterly at 45 gusts 70mph.
|Glens||Very mild at Plus 9 to Plus 13 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 6 Celsius gradually falling to Plus 4 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits, though falling near highest tops during the evening.|
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. These will become persistent and quite heavy though may ease off at times during the day in the north.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in the heavier rain.
Remaining persistent above 500m in the south and west, with lower patches. Occasional 750-900m elsewhere though perhaps lowering in the evening.
South to southwesterly at 50 gusts 75mph decreasing 30 gusts 45mph during the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 7 to Plus 10 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 4 Celsius rising to Plus 6 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Just above summits at midnight then rising well above again by daybreak.|
Another mainly cloudy day with some rain at times, a few heavier bursts developing. Extensive hill fog though patchy over the northern Northwest Highlands. Gale force southelry winds and freezing levels above the summits. Turning clearer and drier later in the evening with the odd shower.
Clear or sunny spells and scattered showers these turning to snow above 800m. Strong southwesterly winds. Cloud increasing in the evening with more persistent rain and summit snow with winds increasing to severe gale. Timing of this rain and snow band is open to doubt and may arrive in the afternoon instead.
Any more persistent rain and summit snow clearing in the early hours then a mixture of clear or sunny intervals and frequent showers these falling as snow above 800m. Southwesterly gales, severe at times on the higher hills and mountains.
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