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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Fri 31 Oct 2014

High risk

Gales
Over many hills throughout.
Severe chill effect
Highest risk in the early hours.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Risk increasing overnight and remaining high over all but sheltered northeast on Thursday.

Medium risk

Storm force winds
Over the highest tops, highest risk around daybreak.

Low risk

Heavy persistent rain
Mainly in evening over Cuillin Ridge.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Thunderstorms
none
Strong sunlight
none

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks rain or drizzle overnight this heaviest in Skye and Lochalsh. On Friday some outbreaks of rain continuing in the south and west but brighter over Easter Ross Caithness and Sutherland for a good part of the day. A band of heavier rain will cross from the west during the afternoon and early evening before it turns clearer later in the evening with some showers.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy rain Light rain Drizzle Overcast Light rain Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
80% 70% 70% 60% 80% 80%

Visibility

Moderate to poor, locally good in sheltered northeast for a time. Becoming generally good during the evening.

Hill Fog

Widespread to 600m with areas to 300m, lower patches on the west coast, but more patchy above 750m in far northeast, then mostly lifting to 800m later in the evening except in any showers.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 40 gusts 60mph increasing 55 gusts 75mph by midday, veering more southwesterly in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Between 0 and Plus 3 Celsius at Mild overnight Plus 10 at lowest, and peaking at 15 Celsius during the day, falling Plus 8 in the evening.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius, falling Plus 5 by midnight.
Freezing level:
Well above the summits.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Sat 01 Nov 2014

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks rain or drizzle, though some brighter intervals in north. A band of heavier rain will cross from the west during the afternoon and early evening before it turns clearer during the evening with the odd showers.

Visibility

Moderate to poor, locally good in sheltered northeast for a time. Becoming generally good during the evening.

Hill Fog

Widespread to 600m with areas to 300m, lower patches on the west coast, but more patchy above 750m in far northeast, then mostly lifting during the evening except in any showers.

Max wind above 600m

Southerly 50 gusts 70mph increasing 65 gusts 85mph by midday, veering more southwesterly in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Mild overnight Plus 10 at lowest, and peaking at 15 Celsius during the day, falling Plus 8 in the evening.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Near summits but rising.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Sun 02 Nov 2014

Clear or sunny intervals and occasional or frequent showers and with snow on the highest summits. Southwesterly gales and a high wind chill, freezing levels around 1300m.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Mon 03 Nov 2014

Bright or sunny intervals and frequent showers, some heavy and thundery, and of snow above about 800m. Fresh southwesterly winds.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Tue 04 Nov 2014

Bright or sunny intervals and a few showers, these of snow above about 800m, falling to 400m in the afternoon though turning lighter. Southern ranges becoming mainly dry. Strong to gale northerly winds.

Issued at: 0228 on Fri 31 Oct 2014