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Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 28 Jul 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
Risk of sunburn in any prolonged sunny spells

Low risk

No low risks
none

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Thu 28 Jul 2016

South of a line from Easter Ross across to Skye starting dry and bright, with some good sunny spells, although there may be some scattered cloud around. This tending to lift through the morning, before more cloud builds in the afternoon, mostly above the summits. The odd shower is possible in the afternoon. Across the far south over the Trossachs perhaps cloudier with a few spots of rain at times. Across the northwest Highlands and Sutherland, cloudier, with patchy rain and drizzle and hill fog throughout.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 20%

Visibility

Generally good, but falling considerably in drizzly showers in the northwest, and also in any showers in the afternoon elsewhere.

Hill Fog

Small amounts around 750 metres at first, but most summits away from the northwest should become cloud-free. Patchy hill fog developing above 1000m near any showers in the afternoon. Much more hill fog across the northwest: persistent above around 400m, bases always higher away from the immediate coast.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 15-20mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 Celsius rising to plus 16 Celsius
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Fri 29 Jul 2016

It'll start mostly dry and bright, with some sunny spells, although showers will already be feeding into northwestern parts. Through the morning, cloud will build, with some scattered showers developing more widely by late morning. Into the afternoon some of these could be on the heavy side. It will feel cool in the fresh westerly winds.

Visibility

Very good, but falling in showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional above about 900m through the morning, with patches down to 600m developing in showers in the northwest and in the afternoon more widely.

Max wind above 600m

West or northwesterly 20mph, with gusts to 35mph in the morning.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 9 Celsius at first, rising to plus 16 Celsius.
800m:
Around plus 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Sunny intervals and showers expected, with some showers turning heavy in the afternoon.

Sun 31 Jul 2016

Staying unsettled with showers, some of these heavy in the east. Strong, cool northwesterly winds.

Mon 01 Aug 2016

Remaining unsettled with fresh northwesterly winds and showers, occasionally heavy. Winds perhaps easing from the west later with showers dying out.

Issued at: 0220 on Thu 28 Jul 2016