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Weather hazards over 300m on Wed 30 Jul 2014

High risk

Gales
Gusts 50-60mph likely on the higher ridges and summits.
Strong sunlight
Sunny intervals breaking through with medium to high UV levels bringing a sunburn risk.

Medium risk

No medium risks
none

Low risk

Storm force winds
Expected to stay just under limits on highest ridges and summits.
Persistent extensive hill fog
Mainly overnight and into the morning from Lochaber southwards.

No risk

Blizzards
none
Heavy snow
none
Severe chill effect
none
Thunderstorms
none
Heavy persistent rain
none

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Showers will become more widespread in Skye Lochaber and the Trossachs in the early hours and will linger into Wednesday morning. Then showers becoming more confined to the Northwest in the afternoon with fewer showers and more sunshine further south.

Time
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Weather
Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Precipitation probability
70% 70% 50% 50% 30% 20% 20% 10%

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon except very briefly near showers.

Hill Fog

Occasional 600-750m overnight and widespread from Lochaber southwards into the morning. Becoming patchy south of the Great Glen in the afternoon.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 40mph gusts 55mph.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 12 Celsius rising to Plus 18 Celsius in the afternoon, then falling 14 by midnight.
800m:
Plus 8 Celsius rising Plus 10 Celsius in the Trossachs in the afternoon.
Freezing level:
Above summits.

Issued at: 1723 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Thu 31 Jul 2014

A mainly dry start then a band of rain some heavy will spread from the west. The chance of a short spell of squally thundery rain before it brightens to scattered heavy showers again with the risk of thunder.

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming very good in the afternoon though falling poor in heavier showers.

Hill Fog

Patchy above 750-900m overnight and morning and occasional above 1000m, but mostly lifting above the tops between the showers.

Max wind above 600m

Westerly 30mph gusts 40-45mph easing 20mph and veering northwest later.

Temperature

Valleys:
Plus 8 Celsius rising to Plus 19 Celsius in the sunnier spells in the afternoon though falling again in showers.
800m:
Plus 9 Celsius.
Freezing level:
Above the summits.

Issued at: 1723 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Fri 01 Aug 2014

A mainly dry start to the day then showers developing some becoming heavy and slow moving with some thundery downpours. Moderate south to southeasterly breeze.

Issued at: 1723 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Sat 02 Aug 2014

Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

Issued at: 1723 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Sun 03 Aug 2014

Another very showery day with the chance of some thundery downpours though some drier brighter spells.

Issued at: 1723 on Tue 29 Jul 2014