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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 12th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Friday, 06/12/13 at 16:07
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind; areas of sunshine.
South or southeasterly 15 to 20mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Isolated snow flurries east.
Isolated if any snow flurries eastern hills in Sutherland south to Ben Wyvis.
Cloud on the hills?
Many higher areas will be cloud free. Nevertheless, pockets of low cloud, locally to low level, and in places summits above patches of cloud. The cloud most extensive eastern hills in Sutherland and Ben Wyvis area above 500m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
80% west to 30% east
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine, particularly western hills. Patchy sun eastern hills in Sutherland and Ben Wyvis area. Visibility excellent or superb many higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-3C; slowly dropping through the day from east.
550m, but ground partly frozen into the glens after a frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 7th December, 2013
Substantially cloudy over the weekend, with many, particularly western mountains from N England northwards shrouded in cloud. There will also be patchy rain, mostly western Scotland on Saturday, and western mountains in England and Wales on Sunday. Windy, upland gales in some areas. However, next week, the recent 'status-quo' returns - often dry but cloudy with slow thaw of lying snow, and only highest summits in Scotland intermittently below freezing point.