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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 4th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Friday, 24/05/13 at 16:17
Headline, The West Highlands
Intermittent snow. Possibly very windy later north.
A lull in the wind, with speeds less than 20mph. In afternoon, from north across Lochaber, may become northeasterly 25mph, but perhaps 35 to 40 gusts 55mph for an hour or two.
Effect Of Wind?
Mostly small, but buffeting may become widespread on higher northern areas, together with significant wind chill.
Intermittent snow: areas of snow (particularly well inland to low level) will circulate within a region of low pressure, bringing constant precipitation, and possible whiteout in some areas for a few hours.
Cloud on the hills?
Areas of cloud, base 400 to 600m, locally lower, associated with constant snow. otherwise, cloud will break here and there to or above 900m, but few if any breaks to higher summits.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Very little sunshine. The air fairly clear at low level, but visibility very poor or near zero where in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-1 to later -3C Lochaber
Varied freezing level, as high as 600m southern areas, but particularly well inland, much terrain frozen from glens upward.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Sunday, 26th May, 2013
Generally chilly over the coming week, with the freezing level remaining intermittently just below highest summits. Overall showery, although around Monday a belt of more persistent rain will affect most mountain areas, with north and northwest Scotland probably having least rainfall. Fresh snow will intermittently fall on higher Scottish summits. Upland gales likely for a while on Monday - mainly Scotland, after much lighter winds on Sunday, and before a further few days of lighter winds. Cloud base will rise above most summits away from showers, and visibility then often excellent.