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Wednesday, 12 March 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0300 on Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Some early morning mist and frost then dry for most ranges with sunny spells, although clouds increasing over Skye and Wester Ross, with some rain towards dusk. winds strengthening over the summits..
|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||Medium||Sunshine off the snow pack will produce a significant glare and increase the risk of sunburn.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
A cold and frosty start to the day in the glens with some mist patches these evaporating away by mid morning to leave a fine dry day for most ranges with some good sunny spells developing. There will be more in the way of cloud over Argyll and the Trossachs for a time, and clouds will increase over Skye and Wester Ross with perhaps some light rain towards dusk. A mild wind will keep temperatures on the tops above freezing however it will stay frozen underfoot with the snow level around 800 metres. The sunshine off the snow will produce a high level of glare with the added risk of some sunburn. Again the high level paths are likely to have a covering of ice which will make it quite treacherous on the steeper sections especially once the warmth of the sunshine melts the top surface. Becoming cloudy across most ranges during the evening with some light rain in the far northwest.
Some early mist patches then good to very good through the morning with very good air clarity with peaks in the middle to far distance standing out sharp in the sunshine. During the afternoon however the air will lose some of its clarity with the more distant peaks becoming a little hazier.
Some patches possible in the bottoms of the glens at first but this soon evaporating away otherwise small amounts around 900 metres.
West or southwesterly increasing 25 mph with gusts 40 mph.
|Glens||Minus 3 Celsius rising to plus 11 Celsius then back down to plus 3 during the evening.|
|900 m||Minus 2 Celsius on the ground but plus 6 Celsius in the air.|
|Freezing level||Around 800 metres, rising above the summits in the northwest.|
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading to all but Ben Wyvis and the hills of Caithness by the end of the night. Cloudy for much of the day with further rain, heaviest and more persistent over Skye and Lochaber, whilst staying mainly dry over Ben Wyvis, Caithness and the Trossachs, and brightening up over the far north during the afternoon, as the rain further south slowly dies out.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in heavier bursts of rain, becoming good or very good as it brightens up over northern parts during the afternoon.
Becoming occasional or persistent around 600 metres, but locally down to 300 metres around western coastal ranges, lifting and breaking in the north during the afternoon, with occasional patches around 700 metres.
Westerly 40 mph gusts 60 mph decreasing 10-15 mph by the end of the afternoon.
|Glens||Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 9 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 5 Celsius falling to plus 2 Celsius in the north.|
|Freezing level||Above all summits lowering to 1000 metres in the north.|
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy at times, especially over the northwest Highlands, falling as snow over the highest summits later, as the freezing level lowers to around 1200 metres. Severe gale or storm force westerly winds over the summits.
Cloudy day with occasional rain, although much of this will be light, snow over the summits during the morning. Freezing level around 800 metres, rising above the summits during the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds increasing to severe gale force over the summits.
Some patchy light rain at times, but also some brighter spells, especially in the east. Mild with freezing levels well above the summits, but very windy with gale or severe gale force west to northwesterly winds over the summits.
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