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Thursday, 5 December 2013: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0239 on Thursday, 5 December 2013
Bright with sunny intervals and wintry showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north. Storm force northwesterly winds slowly moderating.
|Blizzards||Medium||Mainly over the higher slopes and summits.|
|Heavy snow||Medium||Frequent snow showers expected, especially over the northwest highlands.|
|Storm force winds||High||Gusts of over 100 mph at first, slowly decreasing 50 mph.|
|Gales||High||Gales at all levels.|
|Severe chill effect||High||Sub zero temperatures and gales will give a severe wind chill over the higher slopes and summits.|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||During the early hours.|
|Thunderstorms||Medium||Associated with heavy showers.|
|Heavy persistent rain||Medium||During the early hours.|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Heavy snow showers
Heavy snow showers
Outbreaks of rain, with snow over the highest summits, will clear away south later in the night, followed by showers, which will turn wintry at all levels. A bright day will follow with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, these heaviest and most frequent over the Northwest Highlands and the mountains of Lochaber, with blizzard conditions at times. The showers will continue in the north during the evening, but largely die out over the southern ranges.
Moderate or poor overnight in the rain, then becoming good or very good by daybreak, but reducing poor or very poor in the wintry showers.
Occasional or persistent around 500 metres overnight, breaking to small amount by daybreak, but occasional patches forming around 400 metres in the wintry showers.
Westerly veering northwesterly later in the night, 70 mph with gusts 100 mph over exposed summits and ridges, slowly 35 mph gusts 50 mph.
|Glens||Plus 6 Celsius falling to plus 2 Celsius by daybreak, then falling to Minus 1 Celsius during the evening.|
|900 m||Plus 1 Celsius falling to minus 8 Celsius|
|Freezing level||1100 metres falling to 300 metres.|
Wintry showers will continue overnight, mainly in the north. A bright day with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, becoming confined to the Caithness by the afternoon, with some lengthy sunny spells in the south. Any wintry showers will die out over the Caithness during the evening, with clouds thickening to give some light snow overall but the far northeast towards midnight.
Very good or excellent, with distant summits clearly visible, becoming poor or very poor in the wintry showers, and moderate or poor in the light snow later.
Occasional patches forming around 450 metres in the showers, becoming occasional or persistent at 500 metres in the more persistent snow over the south and west later
Northwest 35 mph gusts 50 mph decreasing and backing 10-15 mph.
|Glens||Minus 5 Celsius rising to Plus 1 Celsius then falling to minus 1 Celsius during the evening.|
|900 m||Minus 8 Celsius|
|Freezing level||300 metres|
Light snow turning to rain over all but the highest summits, as the freezing level rises, becoming heavier and more persistent over the northwest Highlands. Westerly winds strengthening over the summits with gales later.
Mild and cloudy with outbreaks of rain heavy at times, although easing off later. Strong to gale force westerly winds over the summits.
Mainly dry and cloudy, perhaps some brightness in the east. Gale or severe ale force west to southwesterly winds over the summits.
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