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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 4th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Monday, 09/12/13 at 12:44
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 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.