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Updated: 1432 on Wed 23 Apr 2014
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West Highland: latest wind

Wednesday, 23 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0228 on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Overview for Wednesday

A dull start with extensive hill fog, brightening up by afternoon across the north but likely to stay cloudy across the Trossachs with the chance of a few showers later.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales Medium Gusts to 60 mph likely across the highest tops of the Nevis ranges at first.
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog High During the morning, and possibly into the Trossachs into the afternoon.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Risk of sunburn across the north in prolonged sunshine

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



The walking day will start cloudy with a good deal of hill fog and some light rain or drizzle across the Trossachs. Low cloud will steadily lift through the morning, burning off across the Northwest Highlands. Elsewhere though, it will remain rather cloudy although most of the low cloud will have lifted on to the higher tops. Apart from some early drizzly rain most of the day will be dry but some sharp showers may develop across the Trossachs in the late afternoon and evening.


Generally poor in low cloud, improving moderate at best across the southern ranges. Becoming good across the northwest Highlands but the air is likely to be somewhat hazy.

Hill fog

Becoming fairly extensive down to 400 metres at first, and down to 200 metres on southeastern facing slopes of the Trossachs and Northwest Highlands. This cloud will burn off across the Northwest Highlands and Nevis ranges in the morning, with little in the way of low cloud here in the afternoon. Across the Trossachs, cloud will slowly lift and break by the afternoon to around with occasional patches at 700 metres, some of this persistent across southern facing slopes.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly around 30mph, but gusts to 60mph possible across the higher summits of the Nevis ranges.


Glens Plus 7 Celsius rising to 13 Celsius by afternoon, and 17 Celsius in the sunnier north.
900 m Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Cloudy and misty in the early hours with a band of heavy showers gradually moving northeastwards across the region. The walking day will start rather gloomy with some rain and drizzle around, this heavy at first in places. Soon drying up from the southwest with brighter conditions developing by the end of the morning. Brighter weather is likely during the afternoon but some sharp showers will develop too.


Moderate or poor in the morning, improving to good from the southwest.

Hill fog

Extensive down to 400 metres in the morning away from the far northwest, and as low as 200 metres on southeastern facing upslopes of the Trossachs and Caithness hills. Slowly lifting and breaking to scattered patches around 700 metres by the end of the morning.

Maximum winds above 600m

Southeasterly 25mph, gradually easing to 15mph through the afternoon.


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



Likely to be mainly dry with some brightness towards the west coast, cloudier elsewhere with the chance of some rain. Fresh easterly winds.


Some dry and bright weather towards the west coast, otherwise rather cloudy with the chance of some rain. Gale force easterly winds developing.


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

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