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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 10th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Monday, 09/12/13 at 12:44
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind. Low cloud and snow flurries east and north.
Easterly 15mph or less.
Effect Of Wind?
Little if any precipitation
Pockets of light precipitation edging inland from the northeast across northern and eastern mountains in Sutherland, and the Ben Wyvis area. Snow, mostly flurries, above 600 to 800m.
Cloud on the hills?
Most western summits cloud free
Summits extensively cloud free on western mountains south of Ullapool. Elsewhere, areas of low cloud may be very persistent, base 400 to 700m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
80% western summits south of Ullapool to 20% elsewhere
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine western hills south of Ullapool. Extensively dull elsewhere. Very clear air western hills south of Ullapool, but more hazy elsewhere, and widely foggy across the hills.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 0C; only slow drop in temperature with height.
800 to 1200m, but terrain lower down partly frozen after a frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 11th December, 2013
On Wednesday and into Thursday slightly colder, drier air will be drawn northwards at low levels helping temporarily to clear low cloud further west and north before it returns on a slow moving band of rain and drizzle late Thursday. A brief easing of strong winds before further severe gales at times into early part of next week. Intermittently very wet western Highlands; perhaps snow briefly here around Monday but generally persistently mild.