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West Highland: latest radar

Friday, 22 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0245 on Friday, 22 August 2014

Overview for Friday

A bright day with scattered showers, these mainly across the north. Cold winds at height.

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 Low In any heavier showers, mainly north of Great Glen this afternoon.
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 Friday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Friday

Weather

The walking day will start largely dry, cold and bright across the West Highlands with just the odd shower around, mainly in the far north. Little change through the morning. Showers will become somewhat more widespread through the afternoon and will turn heavy north of the Great Glen, and perhaps with some wet snow on the very highest tops. Further south and west towards the Trossachs and Nevis ranges there should be fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine.

Visibility

Moderate in any heavier showers otherwise very good to excellent. 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. Less cloud across the southwest.

Maximum winds above 600m

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

Temperature

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

Saturday

Weather

Isolated showers in the early hours otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start mainly dry and cold with one or two isolated showers across Caithness and Sutherland. The rest of the day will see some good spells of sunshine with a few well scattered showers, these mainly across the far north and it will be cold enough some snow on the very highest tops. Some good spells of dry weather expected across the Trossachs and Nevis ranges. Becoming mainly dry and cold by evening.

Visibility

Very good to excellent with very good air quality. Falling moderate in the heavier showers.

Hill fog

Falling to 700 metres in showers, else scattered patches down to 900 metres. Best of the cloud breaks across the south.

Maximum winds above 600m

Mainly Northwesterly 25 mph, but 35mph with gusts 50mph over Caithness Hills.

Temperature

Glens Plus 3 rising to 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

After a cold start with some frost in the glens it will be dry and sunny. Light winds.

Monday

Detail uncertain but it may well stay dry although a risk of some showers across the south for a time.

Tuesday

Likely to be dry with some brightness.

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