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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 19th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 19/04/14 at 16:28

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Summary for all mountain areas

Another fine, dry day for all mountain areas, with light winds and most hills free of cloud. Low cloud may push into the east off the North Sea late in the day.

Headline, The Northwest Highlands

Light winds. Fine; sunshine extending northwestwards.

How Windy?

Typically southeasterly, but variable in direction, 10mph or less.

Effect Of Wind?


How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Rain off the coast, and westernmost Skye at dawn is not now likely to extend to the mountain - so fine, or just possibly isolated spots very light rain far west this morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Fragments of low cloud forming on higher slopes temporarily in morning will very likely all clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine becoming extensive from southeast as high level cloud slowly thins and breaks from southeast. Visibility becoming excellent or superb - as haze moves away northwestwards.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 rising to 4 or 5C.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Sunday, 20th April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days, although windy on Monday (and locally England and Wales on Sunday). There will be substantial dry weather, although late on Sunday there is threat of rain reaching the Peak District and southern hills of Wales. Bursts of rain for Wales on Monday; elsewhere patchy drizzly rain on eastern hills. Rain from time to time next week, sometimes thundery, but often dry, fairly warm, with sunniest, driest, and often warmest weather over the W & NW Highlands.

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