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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Mon 08 Feb 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Gales
Over the summits at first.
Severe chill effect
Mainly at first.
Strong sunlight
Some sunshine on fresh snow with some glare.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Mon 08 Feb 2016

A lot of dry, and occasionally bright, weather on Monday, the best of the bright or sunny intervals during the afternoon. A few snow showers around, these generally during the morning, and then mainly restricted to the Northwest Highlands, Skye and Mull during the afternoon.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Partly cloudy night Light snow shower day Light snow shower day Light snow shower day Partly cloudy night Clear night
Precipitation probability
20% 20% 10-30% 10-30% 10% 10%

Visibility

Mainly good but poor in snow showers. Perhaps some low level fog patches at first and again in the evening.

Hill Fog

Occasional above 750m at first with patches to 450m, breaking up during the afternoon. Over the northwest becoming occasional above 600m and lower patches to 450m as showers push in from the northwest.

Max wind above 600m

West 20 gusts 30mph in the morning, easing slightly during the day then northwest 30 gusts 45mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 Celsius in Sutherland and Easter Ross north at dawn and Plus 2 further south and west, rising Plus 5 Celsius during the day.
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
700m.

Tue 09 Feb 2016

A mixture of sunshine and scattered snow showers. These showers mainly in the north where they will become more frequent later in the day, with summit blizzards in the evening, but isolated in the south with many places there staying dry and sunny.

Visibility

Very good but falling poor in snow showers, perhaps very poor in blizzards later in the north.

Hill Fog

Small amounts in south with most summits in the clear. Patchy at 900m in north then occasional at 600m in showers with patches to 450m on northern foothills in the evening.

Max wind above 600m

North to northwest 20 gusts 30mph increasing 30 gusts 45 mph in the afternoon but 50 gusts 70mph in the north in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius by dawn rising Plus 5 at best during the day
800m:
Minus 2 Celsius.
Freezing level:
600m.

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Occasional snow showers, more frequent over the Northwest Highlands, with northwesterly gales gradually easing. Southern areas largely dry and sunny. Freezing level 600m falling 450m in the evening.

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Some bright or sunny intervals. A few light snow showers. Strengthening easterly winds. Freezing level 450m.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Some bright or sunny intervals. A few light snow showers. Strong easterly winds with summit gales and high wind chill. Freezing level 450m.

Issued at: 0344 on Mon 08 Feb 2016