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The West Highlands

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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 24th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 24/04/14 at 15:36

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Headline, The West Highlands

Light wind. Scattered heavy showers; sunshine.

How Windy?

Southerly, 15mph or by afternoon less.

Effect Of Wind?


How Wet?

Heavy showers; risk lightning

Overnight rain will by or soon after dawn have cleared northwards. Well scattered heavy showers following in afternoon; small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Low cloud in some areas after dawn. The cloud will quickly lift; soon cloud only above 1100 to 1300m, although temporarily patches much lower near showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sun. Visibility excellent - much less haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C rising to 7C.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 26th April, 2014

Windy on the mountains (particularly Wales and Scottish Highlands) and areas of low cloud and rain on Saturday. Less windy, and generally showery on Sunday, though the low cloud will persist on some eastern mountains. Early next week, over 2 or 3 days turning colder from the north. There will be showers, but by about Thursday substantially dry with the air very clear. Thaw of snow will cease (except where in the sun) for 2 or 3 days, and in valleys, there may well be overnight frost.

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