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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 10th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 10/12/13 at 13:33
Summary for all mountain areas
The strong, very mild, southerly airflow will persist with winds touching severe gales force over Highland summits. Some uncertainty as to extent which low cloud will break up, but best chance of sunshine eastern areas and far north. Only small amounts of drizzle or slight rain in west.
Headline, The West Highlands
Gales; mild, but extensive cloud and a little drizzle west.
South to southwesterly, 40 to 50mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Continued marked increase with height to make walking very difficult where exposed on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Pockets drizzly rain
One or two drizzly showers, although few if any near and north of Glen Spean.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive south and west
Cloud extensively shrouding the hills, base 500 to 700m, but on coastal hills patches as low as 300m. Toward and north of Glen Spean, the cloud may well fragment with summits at least partially cloud free.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sun rare, although 'in and out' near and north of Glen Spean. Widely foggy on the mountains; visibility good although a haze below cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
4 to 6C, highest near and north of Glen Spean.
Above the summits
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 11th December, 2013
On Wednesday and into Thursday slightly colder, drier air will be drawn northwards at low levels helping temporarily to clear low cloud further west and north before it returns on a slow moving band of rain and drizzle late Thursday. A brief easing of strong winds before further severe gales at times into early part of next week. Intermittently very wet western Highlands; perhaps snow briefly here around Monday but generally persistently mild.