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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 24 May 2015

High risk

Gales
Gales across the summits throughout.

Medium risk

Severe chill effect
Gales and showers during the day giving a considerable wind chill.

Low risk

Storm force winds
Winds across the higher ranges should remain just below storm force.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Hill fog should remain temporary and patchy.
Strong sunlight
Sunny intervals during the day.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Sun 24 May 2015

Sunday will then be a mixture of scattered showers and some bright or sunny spells. The showers will always be more frequent across ranges in the Northwest and Skye, where they will be occasionally heavy. The showers will also fall as snow on the Munro's. Feeling cold towards the summits in the showers and gale force winds, with considerable buffeting expected on exposed ridges and hills.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
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Precipitation probability
30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%

Visibility

Good away from the showers, however visibilities will temporary fall poor in any showers.

Hill Fog

Periods of hill fog around 550m in or near the showers throughout the day, otherwise nil.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 30-40mph, gusting 60mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius
Freezing level:
Around 1000m

Issued at: 0255 on Sun 24 May 2015

Mon 25 May 2015

Scattered showers will continue overnight and into Monday as it stays rather cloudy with some sunnier intervals on Monday. The showers will gradually become more isolated during the course of the day before dying out later. The showers will continue wintry across the summits of the Munro's.

Visibility

Generally good, falling poor temporarily in any showers.

Hill Fog

Periods of hill fog around 550m in or near the showers during the day, otherwise nil.

Max wind above 600m

Northwest 30-40mph, gusting 60mph, slowly easing during the day 25-30mph, gusting 50mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 Celsius
Freezing level:
Around 1000m

Issued at: 0255 on Sun 24 May 2015

Tue 26 May 2015

After some light rain for a time overnight, Tuesday will be bright again with sunnier intervals and a scattering of showers. Strong northwest winds.

Issued at: 0255 on Sun 24 May 2015

Wed 27 May 2015

Scattered showers will continue overnight and during Wednesday with some sunnier intervals. The showers will die out as a spell of rain, with extensive hill fog, spreads in later in the day. The winds will remain strong from a south to southwest direction.

Issued at: 0255 on Sun 24 May 2015

Thu 28 May 2015

Rain clearing overnight, leaving a cooler, showery day for Thursday. The blustery showers will affect all ranges and will be heavy at times and wintry on the higher mountains. Winds will be strong to gale force northwesterly.

Issued at: 0255 on Sun 24 May 2015