Mountain Weather Forecast - Issued 10th November 2011
Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:40
Mild, though often cloudy
A strong block of high pressure over Europe keeping Atlantic depressions at bay and forcing them to run from south to north to the west of the British Isles. With a mainly south or southeasterly airflow it will be mild in all parts through the weekend with freezing level above summits, though any clearer spells at night in the Highlands could lead to a touch of frost in some higher glens.
The Weekend in Detail:
Saturday 12th November - Overnight ran should clear most parts by morning, though it may be a while before cloud starts to lift and break, expecially across the East Highlands and Caithness. Thereafter a mainly dry day for central and eastern hills but with a few showers towards western coasts, especially in Scotland and around the Hebrides. Higher summits likely to be obscured in most places. Cloud thickening in the southwest later as a warm front pushes up from the south. This currently expected to produce mostly just hill fog down here, though some rain possible overnight aross the Moors and in Wales, as well as more probably Ireland. Strong southwesterly winds across Scotland to start, but these easing through the day. Strengthening in the SW later and for a time overnight in the west.
Sunday 13th November - A cloudy start for Scotland with some rain around in the morning in association with the warm front, this heaviest in the west. Brightening up in western parts later but the Cairngorms and other eastern hills could see hill fog become widespread and persistent for much of the day. Across the rest of the country it should be dry day but with a fair bit of low cloud and hill fog first thing, which could be slow to shift in a few places, however brightening up in most parts by afternoon. Winds remain southerly and moderate to strong over summits but fairly light at lower levels.
Mild conditions continue to predominate with a mainly south or southeasterly airflow. Monday should be dry though still rather cloudy, with hill fog affecting many summits, especially in the west. Thereafter it looks like remaining mostly dry with an increasing risk of overnight frost as the week progresses and high pressure drifts over the British Isles. Hill fog and light rain may affect western hills at times though through the first part of the week. Daytime temperatures also falling back to near average. Some uncertainty as to exactly where high pressure will lie for next weekend but probably a settled, autumnal spell for more central, eastern and southern parts but with a risk of fronts to the west bringing rain and hill fog to western and northwestern hills.
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Note: this is a personal interpretation of likely weather conditions on the UK hills and is intended for general guidance purposes only. Local conditions may vary and changes may occur suddenly and without warning. Extreme caution should always be exercised when venturing into the hills
TOI 11.40 GMT – 10th November 2011
Forecast by Andy Mayhew for Ukww
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