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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Monday, 20th August, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Sunday, 19/05/13 at 19:28
Headline, The West Highlands
Showery, especially west. Blustery western summits.
South or southwesterly 15 increasing to 20mph, but on western hills strengthening to 25 to in evening perhaps 30mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Small, but later significant buffeting developing on higher western summits.
Heavy showers; risk lightning
Showers, mainly western mountains, where near and west of Loch Linnhe once or twice over a couple of hours, rain may be almost constant. Small risk thunder.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, especially western hills
Cloud base highest northern Lochaber, where base 700 rising to 1050m, with breaks to higher summits. Elsewhere, cloud base at times below 450m, especially morning, and only rare breaks above 750m well inland.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
70% north to 10% toward southwest
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchwork of bright sunshine, northern Lochaber. Little sun elsewhere. Visibility excellent, but extensively foggy on western and southern hills.
How Cold? (at 900m)
10 rising to 12C well inland.
Above the summits.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Tuesday, 21st May, 2013
Turning appreciably colder particularly across the Highlands with freezing levels as low as 700m by Thursday and some snow showers. Wind chill will be severe in gale force northerly winds. Further south not quite as cold with only a few showers in the east, bright sunshine and widely excellent visibilities. Turning cloudier and less cold from the northwest by the weekend with freezing levels near highest summits. Also patches of rain or showers most days.