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yellow Warnings have been issued for the United Kingdom

West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 25 Jun 2016

High risk

Thunderstorms
Heavy, thundery showers are expected through the day.

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
High UV levels will give a risk of sunburn during any prolonged sunny spells, mainly around midday.

Low risk

No low risks
none

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 25 Jun 2016

Sunny spells and occasional light showers in the morning, mainly to the south of Torridon, with largely dry but cloudy conditions further north. The showers will turn heavier by early afternoon with the risk of thunder before easing in the evening with some late sunshine likely towards the west coast. Showers will gradually dying away overnight.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Light shower day Light shower night
Precipitation probability
30% 30% 30-50% 30-50% 40% 10-30%

Visibility

Very good, but locally a few kilometres in heavy showers.

Hill Fog

Areas of hill fog above 500m over the Northwest Highlands. Elsewhere summits will be largely cloud free, but with cloud lowering to around 500m in heavy showers.

Max wind above 600m

East or northeast 5-10mph, becoming light and variable late afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits

Sun 26 Jun 2016

Dry with clear spells overnight. Cloud will thicken in the morning with outbreaks of rain spreading west into the Lochaber and Argyll coast around midday, then spreading north and east to affect all ranges in the afternoon. Rain will be more persistent across the western upslopes. Winds will gradually strengthen.

Visibility

Good or very good, falling to a few kilometres in the afternoon.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches down to 500m overnight, becoming periods at the same level once the rain band arrives.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly winds 20mph gusting 35mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 7 Celsius rising to plus 10 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Mon 27 Jun 2016

A cloudy day with scattered blustery showers, perhaps turning to longer periods of mainly light rain later in the day. Strong westerly winds with a risk of gales over high ground.

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of rain. Fresh to strong westerly winds at first with a risk of gales, but becoming southwest and easing later in the day.

Wed 29 Jun 2016

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this clearing later in the day with sunny spells developing. Light to moderate northwest wind.

Issued at: 0352 on Sat 25 Jun 2016