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West Highland: latest infra-red satellite

Saturday, 23 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0338 on Saturday, 23 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

Sunshine and scattered showers. Showers more likely towards the north during the afternoon, best of the sunshine in the south. Chilly northwesterly winds.

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 Low A risk of being sunburnt in any prolonged afternoon sunshine.

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



The walking day will start mainly dry and cold with a few showers north of the Great Glen. The rest of the day will see some good spells of sunshine with scattered showers, these mainly across the north and east and it will be cold enough for a wintry element to the heavier showers over the very highest tops. Fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine expected across the Trossachs and the hills of Argyll.


Moderate in any heavier showers otherwise very good to excellent, especially across the south. Very good air clarity.

Hill fog

Patches down to 700 metres in any heavy showers, otherwise scattered patches down to 900 metres, mostly in the north.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 20 to 25 mph, occasional gusts to 40 mph near any heavier showers.


Glens Plus 4 rising to 13 Celsius.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Isolated showers across the far north during the early hours, otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start dry and cold with a slight frost and some early low cloud in the glens. Then a dry and mostly sunny day to come with just the odd afternoon shower.


Very good to excellent with very good air quality.

Hill fog

Scattered patches down to 900 metres across some central ranges, otherwise little cloud expected below the summits.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 15 to 20 mph


Glens Minus 1 rising to 15 Celsius.
900 m Plus 1 rising to 4 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Chance of some rain across the south otherwise dry and bright, best of the brightness across the northwest. Cold in the morning and late evening. Southeasterly winds fresher towards the south.


Dry with some sunshine and light winds. Cold in the morning and late evening.


Staying mainly fine and dry. Southerly winds strengthening later with a risk of some rain in far southwest towards the end of the day. Cold in the morning.

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