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The Northwest Highlands

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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 23/04/14 at 16:14

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Headline, The Northwest Highlands

Windy west coastal hills. Showers spreading north.

How Windy?

South or southeasterly, 20mph, but on western summits from about the Torridon area southwards, often 30mph, with local sudden gusts to lower slopes.

Effect Of Wind?

Mostly small, but will impede ease of walking on higher western areas, and here and there, north of some ridges and higher passes and cols, sudden gusts to low level.

How Wet?

A few bursts of rain

Substantially dry, but bursts of showery rain will develop from the south during the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Patches of cloud above 400 to 600m, mainly eastern areas in the morning will very likely clear by about midday (slowest to clear eastern areas of N Sutherland). In rain, patches will reform above about 800m, locally lower.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine, mainly west. Will end to give way as high level cloud thickens Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C rising to 8C.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 25th April, 2014

Often dry, although showers will develop in the afternoon on Friday. Fairly warm. Low pressure centred over southern Britain will then dominate the weather for a few days, bringing areas of constant rain and also heavy showers, these focussed on the afternoons. Extensive low cloud, especially east. Driest conditions with least low cloud W & NW Highlands, south of Ullapool.

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