UK Plaintext Forecasts

title: Mountain Forecasts
location: West Highland
time: 1701
IssuedDate: Thursday, 23 March 2017

Element: Blizzards
Risk: No Risk

Element: Heavy snow
Risk: No Risk

Element: Storm force winds
Risk: No Risk

Element: Gales
Risk: Medium
Comments: Gusts to 50 mph expected on higher summits north of Torridon

Element: Severe chill effect
Risk: No Risk

Element: Persistent extensive hill fog
Risk: No Risk

Element: Thunderstorms
Risk: No Risk

Element: Heavy persistent rain
Risk: No Risk

Element: Strong sunlight
Risk: Low
Comments: Across the south
Overview: Cloudy and windy across the far north with some patchy summit snow at first, dry elsewhere with hazy sunshine.


Weather: North Highland will be cloudy with some patchy sleet or summit snow in the morning, becoming dry in the afternoon. Elsewhere it will be dry with some hazy sunshine.
Visibility: Occasionally poor in any snow in the far north at first. Rather hazy at first at lower elevations otherwise very good. Good air clarity.
HillFog: Majority of summits free of cloud through the day.
MaxWindLevel: 600m
MaxWind: West or northwesterly 20 mph but nearer 35 mph gust 50 mph in North Highland.
TempLowLevel: Minus 2 rising to plus 10 Celsius
TempHighLevel: Minus 1 rising to plus 1 Celsius. Notable wind chill in the north.
FreezingLevel: 600 metres, rising to 1000 metres but above the summits across the north


Weather: North Highland ranges are likely to be cloudy but dry. Elsewhere it will be dry with plenty of sunshine, especially across Lochaber and Argyll.
Visibility: Very good with very good air clarity.
HillFog: Some patches down to 650 metres in the far north, otherwise very little.
MaxWindLevel: 600m
MaxWind: West or southwest 20 mph but near to gale force across North Highland ranges
TempLowLevel: Plus 1 rising to 14 Celsius.
TempHighLevel: Plus 5 Celsius
FreezingLevel: 1000 to 1200 metres, but above summit level in the far north.
Outlook_Day2: Staying dry but some cloud may develop across some eastern ranges later in the day along with a freshening southeasterly wind.
Outlook_Day3: Likely to be cloudy across southern and eastern ranges with extensive hill fog. Best of the clearer conditions aross the northwest. Brisk southeasterly winds on the tops.
Outlook_Day4: Staying dry but a good deal of cloud is likely especially across the south and east where it may linger over the tops.

Issued by the Met Office



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