Use my current location crosshair

West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 11 Feb 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Gales
Across exposed ridges and summits in the north.
Severe chill effect
Strong winds with sub-zero temperatures in the north.
Strong sunlight
Strong glare off lying snow, especially in the west.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Thu 11 Feb 2016

A band of mostly light snow will move slowly south during the morning, with icy patches on some approach roads and paths, brighter weather with sunny spells will follow, although a few light snow showers will feed across the Northwest Highlands with rain or sleet at low levels. Feeling cold, especially in the stronger winds in the north. A dry evening to follow with clear spells and widespread frost.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light snow Light snow Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
60% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Visibility

Mainly good with distant ranges clearly visible. However, it will be poor for a time in early light snow and for brief spells in any wintry showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional fog above 600m at first but becoming scattered above 900m with most hills fog-free by the afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Easterly 25 to 30mph in the north with gusts up to 50mph on exposed rides and summits. North or Northeast 15mph in the south.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 rising to Plus 4 Celsius, falling to Minus 4 in the evening.
800m:
Minus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
400 metres falling close to surface in evening.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

A widespread frost overnight then a largely dry and bright start to the day. Best of the sunshine in the far north and along the west coast. A few snow showers will arrive from the east with cloudier skies, mainly affecting the Great Glen and Easter Ross. Feeling very cold with gale force easterly winds developing on the tops.

Visibility

Generally very good, especially near the west coast and in far north. Becoming poorer at times as showers arrive from the east.

Hill Fog

Nil expected across the far north and west of the area, patches at 600m elsewhere.

Max wind above 600m

Easterly 25 mph increasing to 30 to 35mph with gusts of 50mph. Significant wind chill.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 4 rising to Plus 4 Celsius.
800m:
Minus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
300m.

Sat 13 Feb 2016

Staying cold with bright spells and a few snow showers in the north and east. Best of the sunshine along the west coast. Gale force easterly winds will bring severe wind chill and some blowing snow at height. Freezing level around 200-400m.

Sun 14 Feb 2016

Another cold and bright day with gale force northeasterly winds. Snow showers mainly across the Northwest Highlands with the best of the sunny spells in the south. Freezing level 200-400m.

Mon 15 Feb 2016

A strong northerly airflow is expected to bring frequent snow showers to the north with best of the sunshine in the south. Gale force winds and severe wind chill. Freezing level 200m or lower.

Issued at: 0336 on Thu 11 Feb 2016