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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 24th April, 2014

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

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Summary for all mountain areas

Soon light winds across all mountain areas. A patchwork of bright sunshine, but cloud will build with heavy showers, some with hail and thunder, in afternoon. Most summits free of cloud.

Headline, The Northwest Highlands

Soon light wind. Scattered heavy showers; sunshine.

How Windy?

Southerly, 15mph or less, although 30mph for a few hours after dawn Sutherland and eastern areas south to Ben Wyvis.

Effect Of Wind?

Soon small.

How Wet?

Heavy showers; risk lightning

Areas of rain at dawn will soon clear away northeast - although may persist until late morning northern summits in Sutherland. Well scattered heavy showers following in afternoon; small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Low cloud widespread, particularly eastern areas (north from Ben Wyvis) after dawn. Gradually the low cloud will break up from the southwest; by afternoon cloud rare on the hills, except temporarily near showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sun developing. Visibility excellent - much less haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C rising to 7C.

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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