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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 2nd March, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 25/05/13 at 16:22
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Persistent cloud on the hills, lowest west. Windy north morning.
Northwesterly, after dawn ranging from 20 Knoydart and Skye to in Sutherland 35 to 40mph. Will decrease gradually to 10 to 20mph by late afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Widespread buffeting, particularly near major ridges and cols in Sutherland in the morning. Becoming small from the south.
Patches of drizzly rain.
Pockets of drizzle and occasional light rain, particularly west coastal hills where the drizzle will locally be constant for a few hours.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, very low coastal hills
Blanket low cloud, base around 300m western coastal hills. Progressively inland the base will be higher, perhaps to the east of Achnasheen and Loch Cluanie a few breaks above 750m. May also break to 750m N Sutherland in afternoon.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun only well inland. Widely foggy on the hills, to a low level western coastal hills.
How Cold? (at 900m)
2C, may drop to zero north Sutherland late in day.
Above summits. Ground at lower levels still partly frozen.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Monday, 27th May, 2013
Deteriorating on Monday as strong to gale force upland winds and rain spreads eastwards, although it may make only slow progress toward the Pennines. Areas of showers will follow, and winds will drop. Later in the week, one or two bands of rain and low cloud will run in off the Atlantic to affect particularly western mountains, but England and Wales largely fine. Freezing level rarely if ever below highest summits.