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Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 02 Sep 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Strong sunlight
Possible but mostly intermittent.

No risk

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

Tue 02 Sep 2014

Any mist or fog forming overnight along the glens and on lower slopes will soon thin out during mid morning. Mainly cloudy across the west, especially the Northwest with some patches of light rain affecting Cuillin Hills and the Torridons, this dying out in the afternoon. Further east more broken cloud at times with clear or sunny intervals.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Precipitation probability
30% 30% 20% 0% 10% 10%

Visibility

Locally poor on lower slopes and in glens at dawn, but soon improving good with mid distance hills clearly visible, spoiled only in the rain.

Hill Fog

Isolated banks 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Occasional periods 700 metres lifting to nearer 900 metres through the afternoon across most inland ranges away from the west coast.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 15-20mph, but 30 gust 40mph in far northwest.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 rising 19 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Wed 03 Sep 2014

Any mist or fog forming overnight in the glens and on lower slopes will soon thin out during mid morning. Cloud will persist mainly across the west, with the east having some good breaks in the clouds. There is a low risk of rain or drizzle mainly across the Torridon.

Visibility

Locally poor in any fog overnight, soon improving during the morning. Then mainly good, but becoming moderate in any rain or drizzle.

Hill Fog

Some banks 200 to 450 metres, soon dispersing mid morning. Patches around 500m in the late evening.

Max wind above 600m

South-southeasterly 10-15mph gusting up to 30mph across the highest peaks and ridges.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 rising 19 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Thu 04 Sep 2014

Some dawn mist in glens soon clearing. A few light showers possible over Skye and Ben Lomond where cloud may be more persistent but most parts remain dry and bright. It will generally feel warm by day. Mostly light southerly winds.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Fri 05 Sep 2014

Mostly fine settled weather should persist. Mist and fog patches may affect some glens early morning. Freshening easterly or southeasterly winds and feeling warm during the afternoon in the sunny spells.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Another dry and bright day across the area, with good sunny spells in the afternoon. However, moving eastwards cloud will thicken with the odd spot of light rain possible.

Issued at: 0336 on Tue 02 Sep 2014