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Weather hazards over 300m on Thu 21 Aug 2014

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

Strong sunlight
A risk of being sunburnt, especially in the west.

Low risk

Severe chill effect
Strong winds bringing a notable risk of wind chill for the time of year.
Thunderstorms
Main risk in heavier showers in the east.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Persistent extensive hill fog
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Thu 21 Aug 2014

A cloudy start to the walking day with some showery rain. Through the morning it will become somewhat drier and skies will brighten to allow some good spells of sunshine for the afternoon, the best of this Torridon, Skye, Moidart and down towards Mull. Staying cloudier with patchy rain over Easter Ross and Sutherland. There will still be a scattering of showers through the day. Most of the showers are likely to be over eastern Lochaber, Argyll and down to the Trossachs with the odd heavy one possible. Showers becoming more isolated through the evening.

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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Moderate in early rain otherwise very good to excellent. Expect very good air clarity too by afternoon as the winds swing into the north.

Hill Fog

Areas down to 500 metres in the early hours and first thing in the morning, especially across western upslopes. Cloud dispersing through the morning with just scattered patches around 900 metres by afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 30mph veering northerly 25 mph through the morning with gusts to 40 mph. Easing northwesterly 20 mph through the evening.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 rising to 14 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 5 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0252 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Fri 22 Aug 2014

A few showers across the far north in the early hours otherwise dry. The walking day will start cold and bright although there will be a few showers north of Torridon at first. Then expect further showers across the north of the Great Glen through the day, with fewer showers and more sunshine across the south. Still cold at height with brisk northwesterly winds.

Visibility

Very good to excellent but falling moderate in any heavier showers.

Hill Fog

Scattered patches down to 900 metres and 700 metres in heavier showers.

Max wind above 600m

Nortwesterly 20 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 5 rising to 15 Celsius.
800m:
Plus 4 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 0252 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Sat 23 Aug 2014

A northerly airflow will bring sunny spells and showers, a few of these heavy during the afternoon and evening and falling as snow on the higher tops. Feeling chilly with fresh northerly winds.

Issued at: 0252 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Sun 24 Aug 2014

Some early showers across the far north otherwise dry and sunny. Lighter winds than of late.

Issued at: 0252 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Cloud and rain extending eastwards through the day and becoming windy.

Issued at: 0252 on Thu 21 Aug 2014