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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 01 Oct 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Thunderstorms
At first around coastal ranges.
Strong sunlight
Some lengthy spells of autumn sunshine.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Any mist or fog patches soon clearing during the morning, then most ranges dry and bright with sunny spells, especially across to the northwest of the Great Glen. More in the way of cloud over the Caithness hills with some showers, and perhaps an isolated shower elsewhere during the afternoon, wintry over the very highest summits. Mainly dry during the evening with clear spells.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 0%

Visibility

Very good or excellent, with distant summits clearly visible, but very poor in early mist or fog patches down in the glens, and locally moderate in any isolated showers.

Hill Fog

Isolated patches forming above around 600 metres in the showers.

Max wind above 600m

Northerly 5-10 mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 Celsius rising to plus 14 Celsius for a time during the afternoon.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Around 1200 metres.

Sun 02 Oct 2016

Mostly dry during the early hours with clear spells, leading to a few fog patches in the glens, but these soon clearing after dawn, then dry and bright with some lengthy spells of Autumn sunshine. Staying dry during the evening with long clear spells.

Visibility

Very good or excellent, with distant summits clearly visible, but very poor in early fog patches down in the glens.

Hill Fog

Nil

Max wind above 600m

Variable 5-10 mph becoming south or southeasterly 25 mph gusts 35 mph during the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero Celsius rising to plus 13 Celsius
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius
Freezing level:
1200 metres rising to 1400 metres.

Mon 03 Oct 2016

Another mainly dry and bright day with sunny spells, with the best of these likely across northern ranges, perhaps some rain later over the Hebrides. Strong south to southeasterly winds over the summits, increasing to gale force later with storm force winds later in the evening in the far northwest. Freezing level above the summits.

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Clouds with outbreaks of rain spreading from the west, heavy at times, perhaps clearing later across western ranges. Southerly gales moderating. Freezing level above the summits.

Wed 05 Oct 2016

Mainly dry and bright with sunny spells, the best of these likely across northern ranges. Fresh or strong southerly winds over the summits. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0258 on Sat 01 Oct 2016