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West Highland: forecast wind

Saturday, 26 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1730 on Saturday, 26 July 2014

Overview for Sunday

Mainly dry cloudy start but brightening up with sunny intervals and scattered showers. Some heavy thundery showers later. Best of sun in northwest.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Low Generally none but over southwest Argyll some gusts 35mph and isolated gusts may touch gale force.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Low Early morning banks, especially Argyll, lifting then only patches.
Thunderstorms Low Possible noon onwards, especially in south towards Trossachs and Perthshire.
Heavy persistent rain Low Some heavy slow moving showers after mid-afternoon, and also over Argyll hills early morning.
Strong Sunlight Medium Possible during late morning and afternoon but mostly shortlived, more probable for the northwest.

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

Sunday

Weather

Mostly cloudy overnight with a few showers, especially for the far north around Ben Wyvis, clear spells towards the Trossachs with some mist in glens. After sunrise just a few showers with a good deal of dry though somewhat cloudy conditions with limited bright spells. Through the day sunny intervals developing but also some heavy showers. The showers most likely over southern ranges, with Skye, Lochaber and the western coastal ranges brightest.

Visibility

Poor around dawn in glens and some lower slopes with mist, otherwise mostly good with distant hills just discernable, but moderate in showers and briefly poor in any heavy showers later.

Hill fog

Periods 300 to 600 metres overnight and early morning, mostly dispersing and lifting mid to late morning to leave just occasional banks around 900 metres. In heavier showers some temporary cover around 600 metres.

Maximum winds above 600m

South then Southwest 25 gust 40mph.

Temperature

Glens 12 rising 20 Celsius.
900 m 11 Celsius.
Freezing level well above summits.

Monday

Weather

A more settled day with a developing high pressure ridge killing off any light showers to leave a good deal of dry bright weather with some pleasant sunny spells. Feeling warm in the afternoon sunny spells.

Visibility

Mostly very good with distant hills visible.

Hill fog

Occasional periods 850 to 1100 metres, tending to lift above summits through the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

North or Northwest 15 gust 25mph.

Temperature

Glens 11 rising 22 Celsius.
900 m 10 Celsius.
Freezing level well above summits.

Outlook

Tuesday

A weak Atlantic weather front will bring thickening cloud, some hill fog and drizzly rain in from the west through the day. Most of the rain and hill fog across the northwest and west coast, but this lifting later with generally a brighter end to the day with just a few showers. The West wind will also strengthen with some hill gales developing.

Wednesday

Still changeable with a showery and strong West to Northwest airflow. The cloud and showers most prevalent over the northwest Highlands and Argyll, some longer bright spells eastern Trossachs and perhaps the Great Glen. Winds near gale force over Munros.

Thursday

Still a mix of showers and bright spells with a strong Northwest wind touching gale force over summits at first. A few sharp showers but late in day some longer dry bright spells in between.

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