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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 24th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 24/04/14 at 07:12

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Summary for all mountain areas

Soon light winds across all mountain areas. A patchwork of bright sunshine, but cloud will build with heavy showers, some with hail and thunder, in afternoon. Most summits free of cloud.

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 Friday, 25th April, 2014

Often dry, although showers will develop in the afternoon on Friday. Fairly warm. Low pressure centred over southern Britain will then dominate the weather for a few days, bringing areas of constant rain and also heavy showers, these focussed on the afternoons. Extensive low cloud, especially east. Driest conditions with least low cloud W & NW Highlands, south of Ullapool.

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