Generally high Saturday and Sunday, but moderate for timing of snow turning to rain Sunday. Low confidence for details next week.
A few snow showers this evening across western ranges, mainly towards Creag Meagaidh. Dry in the east with some good clear spells developing across the Cairngorms. Moderate to fresh westerly winds. Freezing level 100m or less.
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.
largely dry, cloudy in the west, sunny in the east. Cold with severe wind-chill.
|Chance of precipitation|
|1300m||W 25 31||W 25 32||W 23 29||W 20 26||W 19 24||NW 21 26||NW 21 26||NW 17 22|
|900m||SW 22 27||SW 21 25||SW 18 23||SW 16 20||SW 13 17||W 15 20||W 12 17||W 10 13|
|600m||SW 13 20||SW 13 20||SW 12 18||SW 9 14||SW 8 13||W 9 14||W 8 13||W 5 8|
|300m||SW 7 18||SW 6 17||SW 5 14||SW 4 11||SW 3 11||W 5 11||SW 4 10||SW 4 9|
|Glen||SW 5 17||SW 5 17||SW 4 13||SW 3 12||SW 4 12||W 4 14||W 3 12||W 4 11|
Dry but cold with plenty of clear spells through the early hours, particularly across the Cairngorms. Then a cold, largely dry day. Rather cloudy at times towards Creag Meagaidh. Further east, a largely sunny morning across the Cairngorms, but cloud increasing here in the afternoon, perhaps giving a few light snow flurries.
Generally 80%, with cloud mostly above the summits, but 60% across western most ranges where occasional cloud above 600m is likely.
Temperatures in the glens likely to be around -10 Celsius at dawn where snow lying, falling to -8 Celsius by midnight.
Dry through the early hours with increasing amounts of high cloud. Snow spreads northeast from late morning accompanied by summit gales. Through the afternoon snow will gradually turn to rain at all levels as mild air spreads in. This will give a risk of icy surfaces in the glens for a time before milder air becomes established early evening. Becoming dry but cloudy in the evening.
Light and variable, becoming southerly 20 mph by dawn, increasing to 40 gusting 60 mph by the afternoon, veering west 35 gusting 45 mph in the evening.
80% early morning, with cloud bases well above the summits. Becoming 10% by the afternoon as cloud lowers, becoming persistent above 700m, often lowering to 500m.
Very good at first. Becoming very poor in snow, then extensive low cloud.