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Updated: 2332 on Fri 1 Aug 2014
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West Highland: latest wind

Friday, 1 August 2014: dawn to dusk

Printable view Forecast issued: 1437 on Friday, 1 August 2014

Overview for Saturday

Some early mist then dry with sunny spells but clouding over in the south with rain spreading north in the afternoon.

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 Especially over the south of the area
Thunderstorms No Risk  
Heavy persistent rain High While heavy showers are expected they will last less than 3 hours.
Strong Sunlight High Mainly north of the Great Glen

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



Showers dying out early in the night then dry with clear spells. A few mist patches possible. A dry start to the walking day with some sunny spells particularly over Skye and Lochaber. Becoming cloudier from the south with rain arriving in the Trossachs by the middle of the day and to all other parts in the afternoon. This rain will turn heavy at times and will be accompanied by widespread hill fog. The rain will move from the Great glen up across the rest of the area during the evening.


Mainly good but falling moderate in the rain and poor in the heavier rain in the evening. A little hazy with hills beyond middle distance losing definition.

Hill fog

Above the summits at first but gradually lowering from the south with extensive hill fog around 450 metres over the Trossachs in the afternoon. Over the Nevis range and Lochaber cloud bases will only lower to 800 metres by dusk. North of the great glen the cloud bases will stay above the summits and the will become more broken the further north you go.

Maximum winds above 600m

Westerly 10-15mph at first but becoming light and variable later.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 20 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the north.
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above summits.



Cloudy overnight with outbreaks of rain these still heavy at times. A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heaviest and most prolonged over the northwest Highlands down across skye and Knoydart with the rain south of this lighter and becoming more patchy. It will be wet underfoot and the burns will be swollen and fast flowing after the rain. The combination of heavy rain and strengthening northeasterly winds will have quite a cooling effect.


Mainly moderate to poor with the poorest visibilities over the northern ranges.

Hill fog

Extensive above 500 metres over the northern ranges but this lifting to 800 metres as we get down to the Arrochar Alps and the Trossachs.

Maximum winds above 600m

Light and variable at first but a 15 to 20mph northeasterly setting in later.


Glens Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius in the south but 14 ceslisu in the north. .
900 m Plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level Above the summits.



A cloudy day with showers or longer spells of rain, these heavy with the risk of thunder. During the afternoon the rain will become lighter across the south of the area but remaining cloudy with extensive hill fog. Northerly gales for a time.


A fine dry day with some good sunny spells. A little cooler with good visibility with a moderate southwesterly breeze.


A bright day with sunny spells and a scattering of showers these occasionally heavy particularly across the south. Moderate southwesterly winds.

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