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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 20th February, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 10/12/13 at 13:33
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Banks of low cloud and mostly light wind
Southeasterly 15 to locally 25mph near major ridges and through some cols and higher passes.
Effect Of Wind?
Negligible many areas, but local buffeting near major ridges and through higher passes and cols.
Precipitation very unlikely
Cloud on the hills?
Extensively cloud free
Patches of low cloud between 700 and 1000m, but overall most hills in the region free of cloud.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Areas of bright sunshine. Air outstandingly clear on higher areas (above an inversion), lower down a slight haze.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Between 3 and -2C; the higher temperatures most prevalent above 900m, especially west.
Above summits but may lower on eastern summits toward 700m, and across the region areas of partly frozen or frozen ground after a frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 12th December, 2013
The present dry conditions will progressively give way from the northwest later this week, as fronts come in off the Atlantic. Remaining windy, particularly Scottish Highlands. Next week, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.