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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 2nd March, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 07:48
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 Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.