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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 1000ft

High risk

Gales
Over all of the high ground
Persistent extensive hill fog
Spreading across the whole area.
Heavy persistent rain
Especially over Skye

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

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

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Becoming cloudier with rain spreading in across the Northwest Highlands early in the morning. The cloud and rain over the northwest highlands will soon spread across the rest of the area on Wednesday morning, this becoming heavy at times over the high ground of Skye and Torridon. Gale force winds and extensive hill fog will affect the area.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
Precipitation probability
70% 100% 100% 60% 60% 30%

Visibility

Good deteriorating moderate then poor as the rain spreads from the west.

Hill Fog

Cloud bases gradually lowering from the northwest from 900 metres down to 400 metres over Skye and Torridon where it will persist throughout the day.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 25mph with gusts to 40mph at first but this soon increasing to 40mph with gusts to 60mph. Winds will ease during the late afternoon back down to 30mph with gusts to 50mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 1 rising to plus 11 Celsius
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level:
1400 metres

Issued at: 0236 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Staying cloudy overnight with further outbreaks of rain, these mainly light and patchy. A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, these heavy and squally at times particularly over Skye and the Torridon mountains around the middle of the day but becoming lighter and more patchy as we go through the afternoon. Becoming drier in the evening with some bright intervals developing in the north.

Visibility

Moderate becoming poor in the heavier rain. Visibilities will become good across the north in the evening.

Hill Fog

Extensive at 600 metres overnight lowering to 400 metres at times in the west. Generally around 500 metre through till mid afternoon then lifting to 700 metres.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 35mph with gusts to 55mph becoming northwesterly 15mph in the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 rising to plus 11 Celsius
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius becoming zero in the afternoon.
Freezing level:
1200 metres lowering to 900 metres

Issued at: 0236 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

Fri 18 Apr 2014

Cloudy across in the west but cloud breaking up the further east you go. Moderate southwesterly winds easing light. Rain in the west late afternoon.

Issued at: 0236 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

Sat 19 Apr 2014

Cloudy across in the west with outbreaks of rain but cloud breaking up the further east you go with a few bright intervals developing . Light winds.

Issued at: 0236 on Wed 16 Apr 2014

Sun 20 Apr 2014

Cloudy across in the west but brighter in the east. Fresh southerly winds.

Issued at: 0236 on Wed 16 Apr 2014