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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Sunday, 19th May, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Sunday, 19/05/13 at 14:00
Summary for all mountain areas
Warm, moist air covers all ranges in a gentle northeasterly airflow with extensive early morning low cloud and local fine drizzle. Cloud becoming increasingly well broken particularly across western ranges. Isolated thundery afternoon showers mainly England and Wales.
Headline, The West Highlands
Rather warm, mostly dry and bright with fairly light winds.
East or northeasterly 20mph, easing 10 to 15mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Little or none.
Chance of a little drizzle at first or of an isolated afternoon shower
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, particularly east.
Risk extensive very low cloud or fog from valley level at first, Loch Lomond NP, but will rise to around 400m. Otherwise base will tend to rise westwards to between 600 and 900m, with some breaks to higher summits.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine unlikely Loch Lomond NP. Bursts of sunshine developing, mainly western hills. Visibility hazy, and very poor in fog.
How Cold? (at 900m)
7 or 8C in cloud but may rise to 12C where sun gets through.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Monday, 20th May, 2013
Warm with continued rapid melting of remaining snow at higher levels on Monday and for a while on Tuesday with some sunshine but still a risk of thundery showers. Turning cooler, cloudier and more showery midweek particularly across eastern ranges with northerly winds strengthening. A divergence of views towards next weekend with high pressure weakening as low pressure over France threatens to bring showers and local thunder northwards.