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West Highlands

Weather hazards over 300m on Tue 26 Jul 2016

High risk

No high risks
none

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Persistent extensive hill fog
In the northwest in the late afternoon.
Strong sunlight
In any prolonged sunnier breaks

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Storm force winds
none
Gales
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Isolated showers will continue in the early hours, these mainly across western coastal ranges and in the far north. The walking day will start with a few showers across Western Ross and North Highland, mainly dry elsewhere. Otherwise a mostly cloudy day expected across many ranges with fairly frequent showers across the northwest, these merging into some longer spells of rain at times. Elsewhere showers will be more isolated with some decent spells of drier weather across the southeast. Showers dying away in the evening.

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Weather
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Precipitation probability
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Visibility

Good or very good, reducing moderate or poor in the showers or longer spells of rain.

Hill Fog

Patches around 600 to 700 metres in showers, this perhaps becoming persistent and widespread at times along coastal ranges, especially in the northwest.

Max wind above 600m

Southwesterly 25 mph, easing 15 mph across the southeast later

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius for a time during the day.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, feeling cold in the wind
Freezing level:
Well above the summits

Wed 27 Jul 2016

Some bright or sunny intervals at first across the south otherwise a cloudy day expected. Further rain expected at times across the northwest, but the ranges of northern Argyll and around the Great Glen should see a good deal of dry weather. Rain should tend to become confined to the far north through the evening.

Visibility

Very good but moderate in rain in the northwest.

Hill Fog

Widespread down to 500 to 600 metres in the northwest, only small amounts likely across northern Argyll.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 25 mph gust 35 mph

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 10 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius, and feeling cold in the wind.
Freezing level:
Above the summits

Thu 28 Jul 2016

A few showers continuing in the northwest. Becoming cloudier across the south with the risk of some persistent rain in the afternoon and evening.

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Cloudy across the northwest with a few showers, drier across the southeast with some occasional brightness. Strong northwesterly winds across the tops.

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Bright with sunny intervals and showers, these most frequent across northern and western ranges. Fresh or strong northwesterly winds over the summits

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 25 Jul 2016