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Wednesday, 16 April 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0236 on Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A band of rain will move down from the northwest with the best conditions being across towards Ben Wyvis.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||No Risk|
|Gales||High||Over all of the high ground|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||High||Spreading across the whole area.|
|Heavy persistent rain||High||Especially over Skye|
|Strong Sunlight||No Risk|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Becoming cloudier with rain spreading in across the Northwest Highlands early in the morning. The cloud and rain over the northwest highlands will soon spread across the rest of the area on Wednesday morning, this becoming heavy at times over the high ground of Skye and Torridon. Gale force winds and extensive hill fog will affect the area.
Good deteriorating moderate then poor as the rain spreads from the west.
Cloud bases gradually lowering from the northwest from 900 metres down to 400 metres over Skye and Torridon where it will persist throughout the day.
Southwesterly 25mph with gusts to 40mph at first but this soon increasing to 40mph with gusts to 60mph. Winds will ease during the late afternoon back down to 30mph with gusts to 50mph.
|Glens||Plus 1 rising to plus 11 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius|
|Freezing level||1400 metres|
Staying cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain, these mainly light and patchy. A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heavy and squally at times particularly over Skye and the Torridon mountains around the middle of the day but becoming lighter and more patchy as we go through the afternoon. Becoming drier in the evening with some bright intervals developing in the north.
Moderate becoming poor in the heavier rain. Visibilities will become good across the north in the evening.
Extensive at 600 metres overnight lowering to 400 metres at times in the west. Generally around 500 metre through till mid afternoon then lifting to 700 metres.
Westerly 35mph with gusts to 55mph becoming northwesterly 15mph in the evening.
|Glens||Plus 5 rising to plus 11 Celsius|
|900 m||Plus 3 Celsius becoming zero in the afternoon.|
|Freezing level||1200 metres lowering to 900 metres|
Cloudy across in the west but cloud breaking up the further east you go. Moderate southwesterly winds easing light. Rain in the west late afternoon.
Cloudy across in the west with outbreaks of rain but cloud breaking up the further east you go with a few bright intervals developing . Light winds.
Cloudy across in the west but brighter in the east. Fresh southerly winds.
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