UK Plaintext Forecasts

title: Mountain Forecasts
location: West Highland
time: 0345
IssuedDate: Monday, 01 May 2017

Element: Blizzards
Risk: No Risk
Comments: 

Element: Heavy snow
Risk: No Risk
Comments: 

Element: Storm force winds
Risk: No Risk
Comments: 

Element: Gales
Risk: Low
Comments: Over the higher summits, slowly moderating through the day.

Element: Severe chill effect
Risk: Low
Comments: At first over the higher summits, with gales and near zero temperatures

Element: Persistent extensive hill fog
Risk: Medium
Comments: Over the hills of Caithness, forming more widely across the north and also the Trossachs later.

Element: Thunderstorms
Risk: No Risk
Comments: 

Element: Heavy persistent rain
Risk: No Risk
Comments: 

Element: Strong sunlight
Risk: Medium
Comments: Risk of sunburn with some lengthy spells of sunshine
Overview: Mainly dry with some lengthy spells of sunshine developing. Strong winds over the summits.

Forecast_Day0: 

Weather: A bright day with some lengthy spells of sunshine, although there will be more in the way of cloud across Caithness and later across the Trossachs, where there could be an isolated shower during the evening. Sunshine becoming confined to far western ranges during the evening as clouds feed in from the east.
Visibility: Generally good or very good, but becoming moderate or poor across the far north and later over the Trossachs.
HillFog: Occasional or occasional patches above around 600 metres across the Trossachs, Ben Wyvis and the hills of Caithness, breaking for a time during the day then reforming into and through the evening, becoming occasional or persistent above around 400 metres and spreading further west towards Ben Hope and Assynt in the north.
MaxWindLevel: 600m
MaxWind: Southeasterly 35 mph gust 50-55 mph, slowly decreasing 15-20 mph.
TempLowLevel: Plus 3 Celsius rising to plus 18 Celsius then falling to plus 6 Celsius during the evening.
TempHighLevel: Plus 3 Celsius, rising to plus 7 Celsius for a time in the sunshine.
FreezingLevel: 1400 metres soon rising above all summits.

Forecast_Day1: 

Weather: Some clear intervals in the far west, otherwise mainly cloudy with perhaps some light rain or drizzle across the Trossachs and hills of Caithness . Conditions improving during the morning, becoming mainly dry with clouds thinning and breaking to give some sunshine, with the best of this likely across Argyll, Lochaber and Skye.
Visibility: Good, locally moderate or poor across the Trossachs and far northeast, becoming good or very good across all ranges by midday.
HillFog: Occasional or persistent above around 400 metres across the Trossachs and ranges from Ben Wyvis northwards, this lifting and breaking during the morning with summits largely clear of cloud by midday. Occasional or occasional patches forming above 600 metres across the Trossachs and hills of Caithness during the evening.
MaxWindLevel: 600m
MaxWind: East or southeast 15-20 mph easing 10-15 mph.
TempLowLevel: Plus 6 Celsius rising to plus 17 Celsius. Falling to plus 6 Celsius during the evening.
TempHighLevel: Plus 2 Celsius rising to plus 6 Celsius for a time in the sunshine.
FreezingLevel: Above the summits lowering to 1000 metres later
Outlook_Day2: Dry and bright with sunny spells and good visibilities. Moderate or fresh easterly winds over the summits. Freezing level 1000 metres rising to 1200 metres for a time during the day.
Outlook_Day3: Another dry and bright day with the best of the sunshine across western ranges. Moderate or fresh east to northeasterly winds over the summits. Freezing level 1000 metres rising to 1200 metres for a time during the day.
Outlook_Day4: Still some bright or sunny spells across southern and western ranges, but more in the way of cloud generally with perhaps some light rain across northern ranges later. Moderate or fresh northeasterly winds over the summits. Freezing level 1000 metres rising above the summits.

Issued by the Met Office

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