High for a continuation of unsettled conditions. Low for details concerning the rain on Sunday.
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.
Prolonged exposure to heavy rain can result in drenched clothing and a risk of hypothermia if not wearing good quality waterproofs. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot, while mountain streams will rapidly rise into spate and may become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.
Low cloud and patchy rain clearing to leave a day of sunny spells and showers.
|Chance of precipitation|
|900m||W 17 21||SW 21 26||SW 25 34||SW 28 38||SW 32 42||SW 32 42|
|600m||SW 12 15||SW 18 24||SW 20 30||SW 22 30||SW 24 33||SW 23 33|
|300m||SW 6 11||SW 12 21||SW 13 28||SW 13 27||SW 13 30||SW 12 28|
|Valley||W 12 23||SW 21 34||SW 24 42||SW 21 37||SW 21 38||SW 20 36|
Low cloud and patchy rain soon clearing, then becoming dry with sunny periods, especially across the east. Western facing slopes more likely to see some patchy cloud at times. This afternoon scattered showers will arrive, with the odd heavier one possible, these likely to continue into the evening. Winds will freshen late in today.
10% initially becoming 40% once rain clears. 80% by mid-morning with cloud associated with showers likely to cover higher peaks.
Becoming very good generally once rain clears with distant hills discernible. Reducing in showers to a few kilometres, though only briefly.
Data looks to offer good guidance to expected conditions.
No adverse ground conditions reported on 17 of Aug
A day of sunshine and blustery showers. Some of the showers will be heavy, with thunder possible. Winds will be strong, possibly gale force over higher peaks and ridges, and it will feel chilly in those strong winds.
Very good in between showers but expect rapid, albeit short lived deteriorations associated with showers.
80% with only heavy showers likely to lower cloud onto higher tops.
Westerly 45 to 50 mph.