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West Highland: latest pressure

Thursday, 24 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0341 on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Overview for Thursday

A dull start with hill fog, but soon brightening up with a few sharp showers developing in the afternoon.

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 High During the morning, north of Lochaber.
Thunderstorms Medium Isolated during the afternoon
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Risk of sunburn across all parts in prolonged sunshine

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Thursday

Weather

The walking day will start rather gloomy with some rain and drizzle around. Soon drying up from the southwest with brighter conditions developing by the end of the morning. Sunny spells in the afternoon with heavy, slow moving showers developing, a few of these may turn thundery.

Visibility

Moderate or poor in the morning, improving to good from the southwest. The clarity of the air continues to be moderate at best so it will be quite hazy.

Hill fog

Extensive down to 400 metres over the far northwest, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of the Caithness hills. Slowly lifting and breaking to scattered patches around 750 metres by the end of the morning.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 25mph, gradually easing to 15mph through the afternoon.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius by afternoon, and 15 Celsius in the sunnier south.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Friday

Weather

Mainly dry overnight with a few mist patches around. A dry start to the walking day with overnight mist patches soon dissolving away. Staying dry over the Northwest Highlands and Skye but becoming cloudier. Some patchy rain spreading from the east to the rest of the area during the afternoon but this very light.

Visibility

Moderate or good but continuing to be fairly hazy.

Hill fog

Patches below 400 metres in the morning soon dissolving away but persisting over Caithness. Elsewhere broken at around 750 metres but this lowering to 600 metres across the east of the region in the rain.

Maximum winds above 600m

Easterly 30 mph increasing 40mph with gusts to 55mph possible across the south of the area later in the day.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 rising to 15 Celsius.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Saturday

Some dry and bright weather towards Argyll, otherwise rather cloudy with the chance of some rain this possibly heavy at times across the Northwest Highlands. Gale force easterly winds developing.

Sunday

Little change, cloudy with the chance of some rain in the east, best of any dry and bright weather on offer likely to be towards the west coast. Occasionally fresh easterly winds easing.

Monday

Cloudy with rain in the north moderate easterly winds. Dry with bright or sunny intervals in the south.

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