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West Highland: latest wind

Saturday, 19 April 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 0217 on Saturday, 19 April 2014

Overview for Saturday

Another dry day with some clear or sunny spells the best of these in Argyll and the Trossachs.

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 No Risk  
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain No Risk  
Strong Sunlight Medium Sunny spells leading to sunburn risk in the south and east, especially where snowcover.

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Detailed mountain weather forecast: West Highlands

Saturday

Weather

Another dry day with some clear or sunny spells the best of these in Argyll and the Trossachs though with some cloud above the summits at times.

Visibility

A few mist or freezing fog patches in the south around dawn otherwise good though perhaps a little hazier than Friday.

Hill fog

Most areas will see little or no hill fog.

Maximum winds above 600m

South to southwest 10mph becoming easterly 15mph in the evening, though in the far northwest, south to southwest 25 gusts 35mph becoming northeast 10-15mph from late afternoon.

Temperature

Glens Falling as low as Minus 4 in places by dawn then rising to around 14 Celsius the afternoon, then back down to 4 by midnight. In the far northwest fairly steady between 7 and 9 Celsius.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius, rising to Plus 6 in sunnier areas by day then back down to Plus 3 by midnight.
Freezing level Above summits.

Sunday

Weather

Patchy low cloud or mist will burn off in the morning. Then most of the region dry day with some long spells of sunshine. Some low cloud will start to form in places in the evening, more especially over the eastern side of the Northwest Highlands.

Visibility

Locally moderate to poor at first and again later in the evening but in general very good through the main part of the day.

Hill fog

Patchy to 300m overnight and early Sunday but very little through the day with all summits becoming clear of cloud. More extensive over the Northwest Highlands at first and again later in the evening.

Maximum winds above 600m

South 5-10mph overnight, increasing 15 gusts 25mph by the afternoon and becoming more southeasterly.

Temperature

Glens In the south falling to around Minus 1 by dawn rising to Plus 14 Celsius in the afternoon, then back down to 4 by midnight. In the far northwest fairly steady between 7 and 9 Celsius.
900 m Plus 3 Celsius, rising to Plus 6 in sunnier areas by day then back down to Plus 3 by midnight.
Freezing level Above summits.

Outlook

Monday

Cloudy with some patchy light rain across more eastern parts of the Northwest Highlands with hill fog over Caithness Easter Ross and east Sutherland. Elsewhere mainly dry and bright with some sunny intervals the best over Skye and Lochaber. East to northeasterly gales and freezing levels above the summits.

Tuesday

Mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells developing, though more cloud in areas exposed to the strong east to northeast winds, summit gales. Freezing levels above summits.

Wednesday

A cloudier day, with the chance of a little rain especially in areas exposed to the east including the Trossachs Caithness and Sutherland. Strong south to southeast winds and freezing levels above the summits.

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