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Sunday, 31 August 2014: dawn to dusk
Printable view Forecast issued: 0431 on Sunday, 31 August 2014
Bright until mid-afternoon with some hazy sun but clouding up from west with rain later. Strengthening winds with gales over hills and some hill fog later.
|Heavy snow||No Risk|
|Storm force winds||Low||Across Torridon and the Cuillin Ridge possible briefly gust 70-75mph in evening, but not elsewhere.|
|Gales||High||Expected to develop quickly by mid-afternoon, severe for a time early evening in the northwest.|
|Severe chill effect||No Risk|
|Persistent and extensive hill fog||Medium||A few early patches, but more extensive during evening in coastal west.|
|Heavy persistent rain||No Risk|
|Strong Sunlight||Low||Possible eastern ranges till early afternoon.|
|Dawn to 0900||0900 to 1200||1200 to 1500||1500 to dusk|
Any early mist and patchy hill fog within glens and lower slopes soon dispersing. Then a fine morning and early-afternoon with patchy cloud allowing some hazy sunshine. This will fade as thickening cloud spreads from the west by mid-afternoon, with some rain reaching Skye, Torridon and coastal Argyll ranges late afternoon. This thick cloud and rain spreading east across other parts early evening with persistent drizzly rain and mist to end the day.
Generally very good but locally poor in some glens at first in mist. Later in the afternoon reducing moderate across the west coast then across all parts by early evening with only neighbouring hills still clear. During evening becoming mostly poor or very poor as drizzly rain and mist sets in; lowering cloud and drizzle making for some navigational issues on mid to upper slopes as dusk falls.
Some patches 200 to 500 metres at first, soon dispersing, then little of note through to early afternoon. Later in the afternoon periods 850 metres on the west coast moving inland and then descending 450 to 600 metres as rains sets in more persistently. During the evening occasional periods 150 metres on south facing slopes near the west coast..
West becoming Southwest 15-20mph, increasing 35mph gust 50mph later with gusts 70mph for a time over the northwest, easing by dusk.
|Glens||9 rising 17 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 6 rising plus 10 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above summits.|
Clear spells soon developing in the west, although remaining cloudy with some drizzle in east until dawn, but quickly drying up with brighter skies spreading in off the Atlantic. The afternoon and evening should be bright with sunny intervals breaking through in many areas and most areas will remain dry.
Mostly moderate at dawn but soon improving very good from the west.
A few patches 300 metres soon dispersing mid morning, otherwise periods 600 to 750 metres lifting to nearer 900 metres and fragmenting by noon.
Gales with gusts 50mph easing overnight to Westerly gusts 25 to 30mph.
|Glens||Plus 12 rising 18 Celsius.|
|900 m||Plus 8 Celsius.|
|Freezing level||Above summits|
Early mist and hill fog patches lifting then a largely dry bright day with sunny intervals. Mostly moderate Southwest winds, though stronger over the far northwest.
Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. A few light showers possible over Skye and Torridon but most parts remain dry and bright. Best of sunny spells over the Trossachs and inland ranges away from the west coast where it will feel warm by day. Moderate South or Southwest winds.
Mostly fine settled weather should persist with light or moderate Southerly winds and feeling warm in the afternoon sunny spells. Mist and fog patches may affect some glens early morning.
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