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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 28 Nov 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
Mainly over the Trossachs and hills in the east.

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none
Strong sunlight
none

Fri 28 Nov 2014

Cloudy in the east overnight with some outbreaks of rain, clearer spells in the west, where local frost and mist. Then another generally dry day for northern and western ranges with some sunny spells across Skye, Wester Ross and Lochaber. However it will be cloudier further south towards the Trossachs and further east near the Great Glen with occasional rain or drizzle.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Overcast Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

Visibility

Generally good or very good, although some overnight and early mist or fog in glens for a time in the morning. Some poor spells near any drizzle.

Hill Fog

Occasional patches above 700m over ranges close to the Great Glen and also in the south. To the west many of the hills will be cloud free.

Max wind above 600m

East or Southeast 25mph gusts 35mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Zero rising to 9 Celsius
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level:
Just above the summits at first, soon becoming well above.

Issued at: 0230 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Sat 29 Nov 2014

A cloudy start for many ranges away from the far northwest with some patchy rain or drizzle. Cloud lifting and breaking from the south during the afternoon to bring some brighter spells for many southern ranges. Cloud then thickening again from the northwest later with some outbreaks of rain here. Mild over the summits.

Visibility

Generally moderate or good, although occasionally poor at first in the south and east and then in the northwest later.

Hill Fog

Generally periods above 500m, with patches down to 300m at first. Breaking to occasional above 600m during the afternoon in the south.

Max wind above 600m

South or southeasterly 30mph with gusts 45-50mph for exposed ridges. Winds potentially slightly lighter over highest summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 10 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 3 or 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0230 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Sun 30 Nov 2014

A cloudy start with some rain then a drier afternoon, particularly in the east this time. Generally mild with light winds although some low cloud and drizzle moving in across the northwest Highlands later in the day.

Issued at: 0230 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Mon 01 Dec 2014

A cloudy start with a band of rain and drizzle, occasionally heavy, moving east across the region. this should clear east late morning to leave a drier, brighter, but colder afternoon. Wintry showers then pushing in from the northwest during the evening. Strengthening southwest, veering northwest, winds over the summits. Freezing level starting above the summits and falling to around 500m later.

Issued at: 0230 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Tue 02 Dec 2014

Occasional wintry showers at first, perhaps on the heavy side. These generally clearing during the afternoon to leave drier conditions with some brightness in the east. Strong to gale force west to northwesterly winds. Freezing level around 600m.

Issued at: 0230 on Fri 28 Nov 2014