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West Highland: latest visual satellite

Wednesday, 16 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0236 on Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A band of rain will move down from the northwest with the best conditions being across towards Ben Wyvis.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
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.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain High Especially over Skye
Strong Sunlight No Risk  

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Wednesday
Dawn to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to dusk
Light rain
Light rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain
Light rain
Light rain
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Wednesday

Weather

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.

Visibility

Good deteriorating moderate then poor as the rain spreads from the west.

Hill fog

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.

Maximum winds above 600m

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.

Temperature

Glens Plus 1 rising to plus 11 Celsius
900 m Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level 1400 metres

Thursday

Weather

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.

Visibility

Moderate becoming poor in the heavier rain. Visibilities will become good across the north in the evening.

Hill fog

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.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 35mph with gusts to 55mph becoming northwesterly 15mph in the evening.

Temperature

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

Outlook

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

Cloudy across in the west but brighter in the east. Fresh southerly winds.

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