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West Highland: latest visual satellite

Friday, 25 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0344 on Friday, 25 April 2014

Overview for Friday

A dull day over Caithness with hill fog. Elsewhere its a manly dry picture with some reasonable sunny spells.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales High Gales developing during the late afternoon and evening, becoming severe this evening.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog High Over the hills of Caithness and later the Trossachs.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight High Risk of sunburn in prolonged sunshine

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Friday

Weather

A dry start to the walking day with overnight mist patches soon dissolving away although over Caithness it will remain cloudy. Staying dry over the Northwest Highlands and Skye with some good sunny spells but becoming cloudier. Some patchy rain spreading from the east to the Trossachs and Argyll later this afternoon, and this becoming heavy at times and spreading to most ranges during the evening.

Visibility

Moderate or poor in the morning and staying that way over Caithness but becoming good elsewhere. The clarity of the air continues to be moderate at best so it will be quite hazy.

Hill fog

Extensive down to 400 metres over upslopes of the Caithness hills. Generally small amounts above 900 metres over the rest of the area but becoming extensive around 750 metres over the Trossachs and Argyll in the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 20 mph gusts 30 mph increasing 30 mph gusts 45 mph during the late afternoon and evening, and 45 mph gusts 65 mph after dark.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius by afternoon, and 15 Celsius in the sunnier northwest.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.

Saturday

Weather

Cloudy and misty overnight with outbreaks of rain, these mainly over the Trossachs and Caithness. The walking day will be cloudy and murky with outbreaks of rain, these turning heavy at times particularly over the north. Drier over Argyll with a few bright intervals. The rain will die out for a time during the afternoon with sunny spells developing, especially over Sky and Lochaber, then further rain spreading from the south during the evening.

Visibility

Moderate or poor and very poor over Caithness, becoming good for a time during the afternoon.

Hill fog

Extensive down to 400 metres, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of Caithness throughout the day. Over in the west cloud bases will be around 600 metres with patches down to 400 metres at times, braking to small amounts for a time during the afternoon.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 45 mph with gusts to 65mph decreasing 30 mph gusts 45 mph during the evening.

Temperature

Glens Plus 7 rising to 14 Celsius.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius
Freezing level Above the summits.

Outlook

Sunday

Little change, cloudy with the chance of some rain across the Trossachs, best of any dry and bright weather on offer likely to be towards Skye. Occasionally fresh easterly winds easing.

Monday

Cloudy with rain in the north moderate easterly winds. Dry with bright or sunny intervals in the south.

Tuesday

A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heavy at times. this rain will turn to snow above 600 metres as we go through the late afternoon as the light and variable winds go northeasterly and increase to gale force.

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