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Tuesday, 10 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0344 on Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle and some hill fog. Some brighter spells these mainly over Easter Ross, Sutherland and Caithness. Windy with severe summit gales.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||Medium||Gusts over 70mph likely on the highest peaks especially in the northwest.|
|Gales||High||Widespread gusts over 50mph, even to low levels in the northwest.|
|Severe chill effect||Medium||Temperatures little above freezing and severe gales on the highest tops.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Persistent hill fog in the south and west of the area, may be as low as 450m in places.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Mainly cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle and some hill fog. Dry with some cloud breaks in shelter allowing some clear or sunny intervals, these mainly over Easter Ross Sutherland and Caithness. Some more persistent rain in places in the evening especially across Lochaber and Argyll.
Moderate to poor at times in rain or drizzle with hill fog though mainly good in the northeast.
Widespread above 750m, and down to 450m in parts of the south and west. Small amounts the sheltered northeast.
Southwest 50 gusts 75mph over the Northwest Highlands, 40 gusts 55mph in the Trossachs.
|Glens||Plus 9 Celsius, though Plus 4 at first in north rising to Plus 11, perhaps 13 in Sutherland.|
|900 m||Plus 4 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above summits though the very highest summits will only be a little above freezing.|
Mainly dry and with the best of the cloud breaks and clear or sunny intervals towards Ben Wyvis and Caithness. More cloud elsewhere this perhaps giving the odd patch of rain and drizzle this mostly dying out.
Mainly good, though moderate locally poor in light rain and drizzle.
Fairly extensive above 500-700m the lower bases being found towards Skye and the West Coast.
South to southwest at 45 gusts 60mph.
|Glens||Plus 9 Celsius rising to 11 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 4 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above the summits.|
Generally cloudy with extensive hill fog and some outbreaks of rain, more persistent across Argyll and the Trossachs. Strong south to southwesterly winds touching gale force on the tops and freezing levels above the summits again.
Staying cloudy with further rain at times, though winds will gradually ease. Perhaps some summit snow later in the evening.
Drier overnight and a bright day on Saturday with some sunshine, isolated showers wintry on the Munro tops. Rain preceded by summit snow in the evening with severe southerly gales.
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