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Thursday, 23 May 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 1708 on Thursday, 23 May 2013
A ridge of high pressure will build across Scotland, bringing dry, settled weather to all climbing areas during the day. Winds also easing down and becoming light in the afternoon.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||No Risk|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Prolonged sunny spells possible in afternoon.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
It will start off rather cloudy across the West Highland area but most ranges will be dry. There may be a few light showers at first over the north Highlands towards Ben Wyvis, wintry on tops, soon dying out. Then becoming brighter during the morning with sunny spells developing, then sunshine across all ranges during the afternoon and evening.
Occasionally poor at first near to showers in Northeast of area. Otherwise very good visibility during the day with many hills in sight clearly visible.
Extensive fog above about 800M, especially across the North Highlands, lifting and breaking during the morning. Then only patchy fog over higher peaks in the afternoon.
Northeasterly winds will still be fresh across the summits at first but quickly dying down. Average speeds of 25mph decreasing 10 to 15mph by the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 3 Celsius rising to 15 Celsius by early afternoon.|
|900 m||Zero Celsius rising to plus 5 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||1000M lifting above the summits during the day.|
All climbing areas will stay dry. There may be a few mist patches in the glens at first and also a cold start with a touch of frost. Otherwise bright across all ranges with plenty of sunshine.
A few patches of very poor visibility at low levels at first. Otherwise very good visibility throughout the day.
A few patches of fog at low levels at first, otherwise many hills staying fog-free throughout the day.
Winds will be very light at all levels, even over the tops, winds of only 10mph, and mainly southwesterly in direction.
|Glens||Zero Celsius rising to 16 Celsius by early afternoon.|
|900 m||Plus 7 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Most parts of the west Highland area will be dry with some sunshine and light winds. Thicker cloud will edge in from the West Coast during the day and may bring a few spots of light rain, especially over western ranges of Argyll, the hills of Knoydart and also the mountains of Skye and Torridon.
Cloudy with a band of rain, heavy at times crossing all climbing areas during the day. Rain will be accompanied by strong southerly winds over the tops.
A brighter day with sunny spells and scattered showers breaking out. Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery. Fresh southeasterly winds becoming light during the day.
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