Generally high, but moderate for strongest winds on today and exact timing of any rain Thursday. Becoming moderate confidence over the weekend.
Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.
Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.
Dull with hill fog. Severe gales across the summits at first this morning, easing in the afternoon.
|Chance of precipitation|
|600m||W 43 58||W 34 46||W 28 38||W 25 34||SW 22 29||SW 22 30|
|300m||SW 17 32||SW 16 27||W 16 26||W 15 24||SW 13 20||W 11 19|
|Valley||W 16 35||W 13 27||W 12 25||W 11 23||SW 9 18||SW 7 17|
A rather dull, cloudy day. A little patchy light drizzle at times through this morning and early afternoon. Drier and brighter by the end of the day, some clear spells developing late evening. Summit gales this morning, easing in the afternoon.
Nil for much of the day with cloud extensive above 200-300m, lifting to 500m in the afternoon. Becoming 90% late evening as cloud breaks and lifts above the summits.
Poor for much of the day. Improving to good at low levels through the afternoon, Very good late evening.
Winds rapidly increase with height to give severe gales across summits. With extensive low cloud this will give challenging walking conditions in the morning. Very mild in sheltered glens with highs of 17 Celsius possible.
Strong summit winds but dry with patchy cloud through the early hours and the morning. Cloud thickens around midday, bringing some light rain. This clears to drier, fresher conditions around mid afternoon
West-Southwest 30 gusting 40 mph, occasionally 50 mph over summits, becoming Northwest 25 gusting 30 mph around midday, then North 15-20 mph by evening.
Generally 60-70% with occasional cloud above 600-700m, becoming frequent and lowering to 500m for a time around midday. 100% from late afternoon with bases above the summits.
Mostly very good, brief deterioration around midday in low cloud.