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The Northwest Highlands

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Viewing forecast for Monday, 21st April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Sunday, 20/04/14 at 21:44


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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud on eastern hills and mountains will lift and break only slowly during Monday. Most mountain regions remain dry, although risk of showers Wales & southern Pennines. Locally strong winds and sudden gusts N England/S Scotland.


Headline, The Northwest Highlands

Dry. Low cloud and mist east; western summits mostly clear.


How Windy?

Easterly, in the range 20 to 30mph. Strongest near major ridges and summits.

Effect Of Wind?

May impede ease of walking on higher areas.


How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Essentially dry, but there may be the odd spot of light rain or drizzle in and just belwo cloud.


Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud east; summits mostly clear

Low cloud and sea fog off the Moray Firth may be extensive, but most summits should be above cloud level, particularly western coastal mountains where most hills may well be free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% western summits; 60% lower hills in east

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine, most likely western coastal mountains. Limited sunshine well inland and towards the east. Hazy or foggy at lower levels.


How Cold? (at 900m)

7C rising to 9C, but maybe just 5C in cloud.

Freezing level

Above the summits.


Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014

Wind speeds often low over the next 7 days. 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. Low cloud and patchy drizzly rain persists on eastern hills on Tuesday.


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