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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Sat 25 Oct 2014

High risk

Storm force winds
Over the highest summits and ridges in the northwest at first, developing over most summits later
Gales
Widespread gales developing over upper slopes and summits by the afternoon.

Medium risk

Severe chill effect
Significant wind chill in the frequent showers and severe gales and storms over the summits

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
At first, mainly over Argyll and the Trossachs.
Thunderstorms
Associated with heavier showers in the northwest.
Heavy persistent rain
Some prolonged rain at first.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Strong sunlight
none

Sat 25 Oct 2014

Showers merging into longer spells of rain during the early hours, this heavy at times, especially over Skye, Lochaber and Argyll, with sleet over the highest summits. A cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain across all but the far northeast, with sleet over the highest summits, but this will turn more showery with sunny intervals developing by the afternoon. Some of the showers will be heavy with hail, and perhaps the odd rumble of thunder in the northwest. The showers will continue into the evening, merging into longer spells of rain later.

Time
0600 to 0900 0900 to 1200 1200 to 1500 1500 to 1800 1800 to 2100 2100 to 2400
Weather
Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Heavy rain
Precipitation probability
70% 60% 50% 50% 60% 70%

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor in heavier rain or showers

Hill Fog

Occasional or persistent above around 400 metres, slowly lifting and breaking during the morning, occasional patches above around 600 metres forming in the showers during the afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Southwest 30 mph gusts 45 mph increasing 45 mph gusts 70 mph, locally 70 mph gusts 90-100 mph or more over the higher summits in the north, with danger of being blown over.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 11 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius
Freezing level:
Just above the highest summits.

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Sun 26 Oct 2014

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain during the early ghouls and through much of the day, this heavy and persistent over Argyll, Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross, leading to swollen burns and rivers. Drier and perhaps a little brighter across Ben Wyvis, Caithness and Sutherland

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Hill Fog

Becoming persistent above around 400 metres, but more broken in the east with occasional or occasional patches above 600 metres.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 40 mph gusts 65 mph, locally 70 mph with gusts 90-100 mph over the highest summits, danger of being blown over.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 12 Celsius
800m:
Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Another mainly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent ion the west. Widespread southwesterly gales over the upper slopes and summits, with storms over the highest summits. Freezing level above the summits.

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Tue 28 Oct 2014

Outbreaks of rain soon clearing from the south, then a mainly dry and bright day with sunny spells. Westerly winds easing, freezing level lowering to around 800 metres.

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Wed 29 Oct 2014

A frosty start, then a dry and bright day with sunny spells. light winds, freezing level around 1000 metres.

Issued at: 0331 on Sat 25 Oct 2014