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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 28th February, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 05/12/13 at 15:41
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light rain and drizzle, mainly coastal hills. Light winds.
Northwesterly, 15 to 20mph. May reach 25mph locally in Sutherland.
Effect Of Wind?
Light rain and drizzle, mainly coastal hills.
A little light rain and drizzle, most likely coastal hills, may clear Sutherland from the north in the afternoon.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; lowest coastal hills
There may be a few hours of very low cloud on coastal hills, but inland most cloud will be near 600m all day. East of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie there may be breaks above 900m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Very little sunshine. Widely foggy on particularly coastal hills, but below cloud the air often very clear.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 4C but may drop to 1C north Sutherland.
Above summits but may drop to 1000m Sutherland. Ground at lower levels still partly frozen.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 7th December, 2013
Substantially cloudy over the weekend, with many, particularly western mountains from N England northwards shrouded in cloud. There will also be patchy rain, mostly western Scotland on Saturday, and western mountains in England and Wales on Sunday. Windy, upland gales in some areas. However, next week, the recent 'status-quo' returns - often dry but cloudy with slow thaw of lying snow, and only highest summits in Scotland intermittently below freezing point.