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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Sunday, 16th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 21/05/13 at 07:52
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Blustery higher summits. Showers, of snow higher areas, west
Southwesterly, 20 to perhaps 30mph on higher summits.
Effect Of Wind?
Mostly fairly small, but may well impede ease of walking on higher summits.
Occasional showers, nearly all confined to Wester Ross (western summits south of Ullapool). Snow above 900m.
Cloud on the hills?
Very varied; summits well inland and in Sutherland may clear
Only rare breaks above 750m and at times cloud below 500m western hills south of Ullapool. Elsewhere, patches of low cloud on some hills from low level, hanging in some corries all day, but here and there higher summits cloud free.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
30%, but 10% western summits south of Ullapool
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sunshine, particularly Sutherland and east of Achnasheen and Loch Cluanie. Very good visibility, but widely foggy on higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
1100m; but much terrain still frozen or partly frozen into the glens.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 22nd May, 2013
A brief spell of very cold and, for a while, gale force northwest to northerly winds later Wednesday and into Thursday with a return of snow showers particularly to the NE Highlands where one should be prepared for brief periods of whiteout conditions combined with very severe wind chill. Threat of an area of rain with snow on summits edging into some eastern ranges later Thursday or Friday. Turning milder with some rain or showers extending from the northwest over the weekend.