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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 27th February, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 23/05/13 at 19:02
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind. Extensive sunshine. Risk low cloud west.
West or southwesterly; ranging from 10mph to in northern Sutherland, up to 20mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Small risk of a few flurries west coastal hills
Cloud on the hills?
Extensively cloud free; but may well develop western hills.
Most or all areas cloud free. But low cloud may in the afternoon develop on west coastal hills above about 500m. Highest summits might be above the cloud.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine. May give way on some coastal mountains. The air very clear giving superb visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 5C, but may drop to 1 or 2C on coastal mountains.
Above the summits but nearly all terrain frozen from glens upward after a hard frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 25th May, 2013
Generally chilly over the coming week, with the freezing level remaining intermittently below highest summits. Overall showery, although early next week, areas of persistent rain will affect most mountain areas, with north and northwest Scotland probably having least rainfall. Fresh snow will intermittently fall on higher, mainly Scottish summits. Upland gales may well be extensive on Monday and Tuesday, after much lighter winds this weekend, and before a further few days of much lighter winds. Cloud base will often be above most summits, and visibility often excellent or superb.