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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 26th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 12:31
Headline, The West Highlands
Severe gales easing slowly. Showers, mainly west.
West backing southwesterly, 50mph or more in the morning gradually dropping towards 35mph. Towards the central belt 10mph lighter.
Effect Of Wind?
Difficult walking conditions, particularly in morning.
Hail and snow showers, particularly on western mountains, turning to rain on lower slopes. And by around dusk the threat of widespread rain starting in the west.
Cloud on the hills?
Fairly extensive on higher areas
Cloud fairly extensive, base generally 750m but 500m in precipitation.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sunshine. Visibility very good but poor in precipitation and extensively foggy on the hills.
How Cold? (at 900m)
0 or -1C
1000 dropping to 750m but ground still extensively frozen at lower levels.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.