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yellow Warnings have been issued for the United Kingdom

West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 02 Dec 2015

High risk

Storm force winds
Expected at first in the morning but soon easing.
Widespread at first but easing in the morning. Gale force gusts in far north in showers.

Medium risk

No medium risks

Low risk

Severe gales at first with a brief spell of heavy snow.
Severe chill effect
Strong winds, especially morning, with temperatures falling below zero.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Widespread hill fog at first but soon clearing.

No risk

Heavy snow
Heavy persistent rain
Strong sunlight

Wed 02 Dec 2015

A band of rain, falling as sleet and snow for a time, will soon clear in the morning to leave most parts dry with bright or sunny spells. A mild start but soon becoming cold again during the morning. Scattered snow showers will continue to affect Caithness and Sutherland. Severe gale or storm force winds early in the morning but winds will soon become lighter.

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Precipitation probability
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Moderate or poor as the rain, sleet and snow pushes through. Much clearer conditions following in the morning with excellent air clarity, but temporarily poor in snow showers in far north.

Hill Fog

Periods of fog above 400m at first in the morning but soon lifting and breaking to leave just occasional patches above 800m. Temporarily lowering to 400m in any snow showers far north.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly mean 45-50mph gusting 75mph at first, soon becoming Westerly 25-30mph, occasional gusts 50mph far north. Easing Southwest 15mph in evening.


Plus 11 falling to 5 Celsius during the morning, falling to Minus 2 Celsius overnight.
Plus 6 Celsius at first, falling to minus 3 Celsius during the morning.
Freezing level:
Above the summits falling to 500-600m during the morning.

Thu 03 Dec 2015

A widespread frost in the south and east then an bright day with sunny spells. A few scattered snow showers, falling increasingly as rain below 600m, will affect the Northwest Highlands but staying dry in the south.


Generally excellent, but temporarily becoming poor in the north as any showers pass through.

Hill Fog

Nil expected in the south, occasional patches above 600m in the north.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 30mph with gusts 50mph in the north. Southerly 15mph in the south.


Minus 2 rising to plus 7 Celsius.
Minus 3 Celsius rising to Zero.
Freezing level:
500m rising to 900m.

Fri 04 Dec 2015

Dry and bright for much of the morning and perhaps early afternoon. A band of rain will then arrive from the west, preceded temporarily by snow, before freezing levels rise above the summits. Southwest winds slowly strengthening, reaching storm force later.

Sat 05 Dec 2015

A very windy day is expected with widespread stormy conditions. Frequent snow showers will bring blizzard conditions with the best of any sunshine in the east.

Sun 06 Dec 2015

A lot of uncertainty in the detail but it looks set to remain unsettled with periods of snow in the hills and strong winds at times.

Issued at: 0224 on Wed 02 Dec 2015