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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 1st March, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 11/03/14 at 09:44
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind. Patches of low cloud coastal areas.
North or northwesterly, 10 to 15mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Risk drizzle, west
Small risk of a little drizzle most likely western coastal hills.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, west, but many summits cloud free
Extensive cloud will edge in off the sea onto coastal hills, base 500 or 600m. Progressively inland less and less cloud, and nearly all at or above 1050m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% coastal hills to 70% well inland.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine, east. West sunshine above cloud on higher summits. Widely foggy on western coastal hills, but otherwise the air very clear.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-1 to 3C, tending to rise through the day.
Lifting to 1200m or above. Ground at lower levels still partly frozen.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 12th March, 2014
Fine, very warm for March and widely sunny mid-week. However, the NW Highlands will become cloudy with a little rain, and across the Highlands by Friday there will be rain and low cloud, mainly in the west. Pressure will fall slowly over the weekend as the high centre moves away south; but still substantially dry, although intermittent upland gales across Highland Scotland. Snowmelt, mostly during daylight, will continue until the weekend. This may cease on higher Scottish areas on Sunday.