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Weather hazards over 300m on Sun 26 Mar 2017

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
Strong sunlight expected during the middle of the day

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

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Dry and clear overnight with a frost developing. Another sunny day with temperatures quickly picking up during the morning. Quite warm at low elevations in the afternoon. Cooling off again after dark, becoming chilly in the glens overnight.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Very good with distant summits visible. Good air clarity. Isolated patches of early morning mist.

Hill Fog

None expected.

Max wind above 600m

Mainly variable 5-10mph, becoming Southeasterly 10-15mph over Argyll and Trossachs in afternoon.

Temperature

Valleys:
Minus 1 rising to 16 or 17 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 4 rising to 8 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Mon 27 Mar 2017

Cloudier weather will arrive into the Trossachs, Argyll and southern Lochaber ranges but sunny spells elsewhere. Feeling colder than Sunday in fresher winds.

Visibility

Good air clarity at first but turning rather hazy in the south.

Hill Fog

Patchy at first then becoming persistent above 800m across the Trossachs, Argyll and southern Lochaber ranges. Patches elsewhere.

Max wind above 600m

Southeasterly 25mph with gusts of 35mph on the summits.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 2 rising to plus 11 Celsius in the south and 14 in the north.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius in the south, rising to 7 Celsius in the north.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Staying dry with sunny spells, best of these towards the west coast. Fresh southeasterly winds becoming light during the morning. Freezing level mostly just above summits but dropping to 900m in the far north.

Wed 29 Mar 2017

A dry start but wet and windy conditions arriving from the west during the morning. Some uncertainty over the timings of this breakdown to more unsettled weather.

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Rain will clear east followed by brighter conditions. Mild conditions with strong winds likely over the summits. Low confidence.

Issued at: 1711 on Sat 25 Mar 2017