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Updated: 1833 on Thu 18 Sep 2014
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West Highland: latest wind

Thursday, 18 September 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1739 on Thursday, 18 September 2014

Overview for Friday

Low cloud and hill fog gradually lifting from the Trossachs then some sunny intervals to the south of the Great Glen. Rain and hill fog in NW Highlands edging east then brightening in the northwest.

Hazards Risk Explanation
Blizzards No Risk  
Heavy snow No Risk  
Storm force winds No Risk  
Gales No Risk  
Severe chill effect No Risk  
Persistent and extensive hill fog Medium In the Trossachs overnight and morning, also the NW Highlands in the rain band.
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Low Where the sun breaks through by early afternoon, slight sunburn risk.

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Weather summary and probability of precipitation for Friday
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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



Over the Trossachs mostly dull overcast morning with hill fog, gardually brightening. Then a good deal of bright weather to the south of the Great Glen with some sunny intervals. A band of rain and hill fog over Skye and the Northwest Highlands, will edge east and weaken though could bring a deetrioration to Lochaber later in the day. Skye and the Northwest will become brighter and clearer later with these drier conditions spreading south later in the evening.


Poor with mist and fog to low levels overnight and into the morning improving moderate, perhaps good in the afternoon. Locally poor in the rain band then becoming very good later in the northwest

Hill fog

Areas to 300-600m overnight and into the morning with lower patches in east, gradually becoming more occasional and lifting 750m or above in the afternoon. Some lower patches in the rainband in the Northwest, then becoming isolated in the northwest later as cleaner air arrives.

Maximum winds above 600m

Variable 10-15mph.


Glens Plus 11 Celsius at dawn rising Plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon, falling Plus 12 in the evening.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



Cloud and patchy rain, mainly in Lochaber and Trossachs, will clear during the night. This will lead to a bright day on Saturday with some sunshine at times and just a few showers coming into the north, mainly the NW Highlands and Skye.


Moderate to poor overnight in the south becoming mainly good by the morning and then very good during the day, with much improved clarity to the air than of late.

Hill fog

Extensive in the south overnight becoming patchy by morning with most summits in the clear during the day. Occasional summit fog in the northwest in showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Northwesterly 20mph increasing 30 gusts 40mph.


Glens Falling to 9 Celsius in the south and 6 in the north by daybreak rising to 15 Celsius in the afternoon then down to 7 Celsius by midnight.
900 m Plus 9 Celsius falling 6 Celsius. Increased wind chill compared to recent days.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A colder night in the glens then a dry bright day with some sunny spells. Fresh west to northwest winds on the tops but light winds at most levels.


A mainly dry day with some sunny intervals for a time. Cloud thickening to bring some hill fog then outbreaks of rain will spread to the Northwest Highlands, becoming heavy at times, and extending to remaining areas after dark. SW winds increase to gale on the tops.


Rain at firs, some heavy. Then turning brighter with some sunshine in the afternoon and occasional showers. Southwesterly gales, veering west or northwest in the afternoon.

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