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The West Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Monday, 28th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Friday, 07/03/14 at 12:43
Headline, The West Highlands
Deteriorating: Storm force upland winds/persistent snow developing.
Southwest backing southerly, strengthening from around 70mph through the day toward 70 to perhaps 100mph in gusts in the afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Difficult walking/skiing across the hills all day, and later even at low level, any mobility could well become very difficult. Severe wind chill.
Snow setting in
Squally showers, merging to give constant widely heavy rain, or for a while snow (giving whiteout) above 400m. Later in the afternoon, may well fall as rain up to 1000m. Least precipitation near and north of Glen Spean.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive, base dropping
Cloud extensively shrouding the hills, base varying but dropping during the day. Widely 450m or lower by afternoon, about broadly north across Lochaber the base will lift, with breaks to 1000m, near and north of Glen Spean.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sunshine at first central Highlands Visibility very good lower levels morning, but reducing to near zero where in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-3C rising to 1C by dusk. Due to wind chill, will feel as cold as minus 16C directly in the wind.
550m rising to 1000m by dusk.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 8th March, 2014
The weekend: Frequently windy, periods of upland gales, reaching storm force across Scotland on Saturday; a little less windy elsewhere. Rain and melting snow in Scotland will make it very wet underfoot. Low cloud, rain and drizzle will persist across southern Scotland and mountains close to the Irish Sea on Sunday. But for eastern Wales and the Peak District fine and feeling warm. Next week: Extensively fine with light winds, especially southern Scotland southwards.