Mountain Weather Forecast - Issued 17th November
Posted 17 November 2011 - 11:18
Mild and cloudy again, some rain in NW
High pressure remains strong over Europe with a deep area of low pressure developing off Iceland and some weak low pressure to the west of Britain filling through the course of the weekend. The British Isles remain under a mild southerly airflow whilst a weakening front in the west keeps most upland areas cloudy with some rain affecting the Highlands.
The Weekend in Detail:
Saturday 19th November - A cloudy start for Scotland with some rain affecting the West Highlands, mainly across Argyll, Lochaber and Skye, this pushing slowly eastwards through the day, but with precipitation tending to die out by late afternoon. Sutherland and Caithness as well as the East Highlands probably remaining dry save for some patchy hill fog. Upland parts of England and Wales also cloudy but for the most part dry - some patchy light rain may however affect more western hills at times, mainly in Snowdonia and the Lake District. Higher summits mostly obscured with the best chances of some clearances to the east of the main ranges, and across the eastern side of the Pennines generally. A strong southerly wind over all summits, but mild.
Sunday 20th November - There may still be a bit of rain affecting the Highlands, again mostly around Argyll and Lochaber, in the morning, but otherwise all upland areas seeing a dry but cloudy day with once again higher summits obscured, although with a better chance of them clearing in the afternoon as cloud rises and breaks. Some mist and fog patches possible first thing. Still mild with freezing levels above summits and winds lighter than on Saturday.
Another cloudy day on Monday with more widespread hill fog and some rain at times. High pressure then building over the south of the country but likely to turn wet and windy for Scotland towards then end of the week, with thereafter a much cooler west or northwesterly airflow setting in over next weekend and freezing levels falling to allow for some snow over higher ground in Scotland and perhaps also the higher summits in the Lake District. However nothing to low level. More settled conditions may persist in the south though this by no means certain.
For the latest daily weather update covering most upland regions of Britain, more please visit The Mountain Weather Information Service website provided by Geoff Monk.
Met Office Mountain Forecasts are also available for the Highlands, Lake District, Peak District and Wales.
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 11.18 GMT – 17th November 2011
Forecast by Andy Mayhew for Ukww
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