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West Highland: latest wind

Friday, 25 July 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1709 on Friday, 25 July 2014

Overview for Saturday

A fine start but thick cloud and rain will push east with some heavy bursts developing. Rather windy with hill fog forming.

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 High Developing as rain sets in, especially south facing and upper slopes.
Thunderstorms Low Possible noon onwards, especially in east.
Heavy persistent rain Medium Developing later in some areas.
Strong Sunlight Low Possible briefly in east mid to late morning, but quickly fading.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands



A bright start, especially in east with some early hazy sun for Great Glen and down east of Ben Nevis to the eastern Trossachs. However thick cloud and rain will push into Skye late morning and then western ranges and Argyll hills by mid afternoon before reaching all parts late afternoon. Some heavy bursts of rain with possible thundery downpours in eastern ranges in particular. Further rain through the evening.


Moderate locally improving good through morning, however reducing moderate perhaps poor in rain later. Neighbouring hills become obscure later and some navigational issues on higher slopes once fog descends and rain sets in.

Hill fog

Periods developing at 900 metres from west and descending 750 metres through day as rain sets in. Some patches 500 metres south facing slopes and in heavier rain later.

Maximum winds above 600m

South then Southwest 25 gust 40mph.


Glens 14 rising 19 to 23 Celsius, warmest in east around lunchtime.
900 m 13 Celsius.
Freezing level well above summits.



A rather cloudy unsettled day with showers. The showers will be frequent and quite heavy across Argyll and the south with isolated heavy thundery showers during the afternoon. In the north fewer showers and perhaps some bright or sunny intervals.


Mostly good but moderate in showers and briefly poor in any heavy showers.

Hill fog

Periods 750 to 900 metres, mainly during showers with a few patches 450 metres during heavy showers.

Maximum winds above 600m

Direction mostly southwest swinging northwest, 30 gust 45 or 50 mph for a time, strongest in southwest


Glens 11 rising 19 Celsius.
900 m 10 Celsius.
Freezing level well above summits.



A more settled day with a high pressure ridge killing off any early showers to leave a good deal of dry bright weather with some pleasant sunny spells. North or Northwest winds mostly 15 gust 25mph.


A fine start towards the Trossachs but a weak Atlantic weather front will bring thickening cloud, some hill fog and drizzly rain in from the west through the day. The west wind will also strengthen with some hill gales developing. Later a clearance to brighter conditions will develop from the northwest.


Still changeable with a showery and rather windy West to Northwest airflow. The cloud and showers most prevalent over the northwest Highlands and Argyll, some longer bright spells eastern Trossachs and perhaps the Great Glen. Winds near gale force over coastal Munros.

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