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West Highland: forecast wind

Saturday, 19 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1704 on Saturday, 19 April 2014

Overview for Sunday

Dry and fine after any early mist and patchy hill fog burns off. Freshening winds in south later.

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 High Especially across the northwest and on higher summits where glare from remaining snow cover.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



Dry overnight with mostly clear skies and a touch of frost in glens. A few mist and fog patches around dawn in glens and on lower slopes. especially across the Trossachs. During the morning any mist and fog on lower slopes soon lifting and burning off to leave a dry fine day with good sunny spells, best of sunshine from Arrochar Alps northwards across Lochaber and Skye.


Mostly good but moderate at times overnight and early morning with some poor patches in mist early morning; improving very good most areas during afternoon with more distant peaks becoming visible.

Hill fog

Periods 150 to 400 metres during the early morning, mainly across the Trossachs, but largely dispersing late morning. A few banks over the Munros in south during the evening.

Maximum winds above 600m

East or Southeast 10mph but 20mph over Skye through till sunrise. Later becoming East 20 gust 30mph, but gusts 40mph in south during evening.


Glens around freezing at sunrise, lifting plus 15 Celsius by mid-afternoon, falling 5 Celsius after dark.
900 m Around plus 3 Celsius, perhaps rising to plus 6 Celsius some sheltered slopes by afternoon.
Freezing level above summits



Fine settled weather holds with another chilly night and start to Monday. Some mist and hill fog, slower to thin and clear but eventually by noon all parts should be bright with some sun. Best of sun again for the Great Glen, Lochaber, and Skye. Whilst the eastern Trossachs and eastern Sutherland ranges will tend to hold onto some haze and cloud.


Moderate or good with more distant hills very vague or indiscernible, and poor during the early morning in some eastern areas such as the Trossachs and eastern Sutherland. Locally improving very good during the afternoon, mainly near the west coast.

Hill fog

Periods 200 to 500 metres during the morning, especially on east facing slopes of both the Trossachs and Sutherland, more limited from North Argyll up into Skye. This hill fog slowly lifting and fragmenting by noon though a few patches may persist over east Sutherland.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southern ranges, Easterly winds 35mph gusting 50mph, isolated gusts 60mph. In the north, east winds 25mph gusts 35 or 40mph.


Glens Plus 4 Celsius rising plus 13 or 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 4 or 5 Celsius with moderate wind-chill in south.
Freezing level Above summits.



The northwest Highlands and Skye hold onto mostly dry fine weather with some pleasant hazy sunny spells. Ranges further south across Argyll, the Trossachs and into Rannoch Moor with be cloudier with haze, mist and hill fog, especially during the morning, and perhaps a few passing showers. Strong to gale force East winds with gusts reaching 45 to 55mph. Windchill on summits. Freezing level above summits.


Mostly cloudy with showery rain developing across many ranges, the best of the dry periods across the northwest and Skye. Hill fog, especially on southern and eastern ranges, less so across Lochaber, Skye and Torridon. Still rather hazy with a strong East then Southeast wind, the wind subsiding later.


Changeable conditions with a moderate South or Southeast wind bringing some showers but also brighter spells. Hill fog patches at first, these mostly lifting onto or above higher summits through the day.

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