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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 27th July, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 18/05/13 at 07:53
Headline, The West Highlands
Blustery for periods. Showers, mainly west.
West or southwesterly, 25 to 30mph; risk at times of gusts of 45mph on higher western summits.
Effect Of Wind?
Periods of significant buffeting on higher, particularly western summits.
Showers from time to time throughout the day.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud base generally lifting through the day and highest well inland. Near the coast, typical base 600 to later 750m, but the cloud will probably clear Arran. Toward the Central Highlands, by midday cloud rare below 900m, and in afternoon occasionally above most summits.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% western summits to 50% east
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchwork of sunshine, although very little sun western hills. Very good visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
6 to 8C, highest east.
Above the summits.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Sunday, 19th May, 2013
Appreciably armer on the mountains until Tuesday with considerable melting of remaining high level snow cover. Often dry with fairly light winds but mainly on Monday, there could be a few afternoon thunderstorms. Through the week, temperature levels will gradually drop but at least winds will remain fairly light. Total rainfall will be small, although from time to time showers, or occasionally a few hours of steadier rain may develop.