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Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 23 Aug 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Strong sunlight
A risk of being sunburnt in any prolonged afternoon sunshine.

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

Sat 23 Aug 2014

Showers lingering across the north in the early hours otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start mainly dry and cold with a few showers north of the Great Glen. The rest of the day will see some good spells of sunshine with a few well scattered showers, these mainly across the north and east and it will be cold enough some snow on the very highest tops. Fewer showers and more in the way of sunshine expected across the Nevis ranges, the Trossachs and the hills of Argyll.

Time
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Weather
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day
Precipitation probability
20% 10% 10% 10% 30-50% 30-50% 10-30% 10-30%

Visibility

Moderate in any heavier showers otherwise very good to excellent, especially across the south. Very good air clarity.

Hill Fog

Patches down to 700 metres in any heavy showers, otherwise scattered patches down to 900 metres mostly in the north.

Max wind above 600m

Northwesterly 20 to 25 mph, occasional gusts to 40 mph near any heavier showers.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 4 rising to 13 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 1702 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Sun 24 Aug 2014

Isolated showers across the far north the early hours otherwise dry and cold. The walking day will start dry and cold with a slight frost in the glens. Then a dry and mostly sunny day to come.

Visibility

Very good to excellent with very good air quality.

Hill Fog

Scattered patches down to 900 metres across some central ranges, otherwise little cloud expected.

Max wind above 600m

Northwesterly 15 to 20 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 rising to 15 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 1 rising to 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 1702 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Chance of a light shower across the south otherwise dry and bright, best of the brightness across the northwest.

Issued at: 1702 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Tue 26 Aug 2014

Dry with some sunshine and light winds.

Issued at: 1702 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Wed 27 Aug 2014

Staying fine and dry.

Issued at: 1702 on Fri 22 Aug 2014