Use my current location crosshair
amber Warnings have been issued for the United Kingdom

West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 26 Oct 2014

High risk

Storm force winds
Across all higher summits with gusts to 100 mph
Gales
Widespread gales over all upland areas
Persistent extensive hill fog
Across most ranges through the day
Heavy persistent rain
Across all ranges with burns in full spate

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Severe chill effect
On the highest summits

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sun 26 Oct 2014

Rain becoming persistent and heavy during the early hours. The morning will remain cloudy and very wet, with heavy and driving rain. Little change expected into the afternoon and evening with further prolonged and heavy rain to come for all ranges, although the hills of Caithness may be somewhat drier. Expect it to be very wet underfoot with burns in full spate.

Time
0000 to 0300 0300 to 0600 0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
50-70% 70-90% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Visibility

Moderate to poor, perhaps good in the far northeast.

Hill Fog

Widespread down to 500 metres, occasional down to 200 metres on some western facing upslopes. Patches down to 700 metres in the more sheltered ranges of Caithness.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 50 to 70 mph with gusts to 100 mph across the higher munro tops. Expect it to be difficult to make progress with a risk of being blown over.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 13 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius, falling away to 3 Celsius across the far northwest later.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Issued at: 1710 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Another windy and cloudy day to come with heavy rain persisting across the far northwest. Drier conditions will develop across the east for a time in the morning before heavy rain sets in again for the afternoon and evening. Expect burns to be in full spate with some local flooding possible in some glens across Locaber and through the Great Glen.

Visibility

Moderate to poor in the rain improving to good in the east for a while.

Hill Fog

Persistent above 400 metres in the rain, especially in the west. Breaking to occasional around 600 metres in the east in the morning and early afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 40 mph gusts 60 mph, locally 70 mph with gusts 90-100 mph over the highest summits, danger of being blown over. Winds easing down significantly in the north later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 13 Celsius
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, but 3 Celsius in the far northwest at first.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Issued at: 1710 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Tue 28 Oct 2014

Wind and rain in the early hours will soon clear to leave a mainly dry and sunny day with isolated showers in the northwest. Becoming colder with freezing level falling to 900 metres.

Issued at: 1710 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Largely dry and sunny with light winds. Freezing level 900 metres.

Issued at: 1710 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Thu 30 Oct 2014

A dry start but rain and southerly gales spreading north through the day. Freezing level rising above the summits.

Issued at: 1710 on Sat 25 Oct 2014