Mountain Weather Forecast - Issued 8th March 2012
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:10
Mostly dry but cloudy
High pressure building from the south through the course of the weekend. However there will be a fair bit of cloud around. Initially quite windy over hills in the north but winds decreasing on Sunday. Some light rain and hill fog in places, mainly on Saturday and for hills towards western coasts. Quite warm, especially in any sunshine, with just a small risk of overnight frosts in more prone spots.
The Weekend in Detail:
Saturday 10th March - a cloudy day with some hill fog and patchy light rain, mainly for Wales and the Scottish Highlands. Brightest in eastern England. Becoming warm in the south but perhaps a little on the cool side at first in Scotland, especially with here a stronger southwesterly wind which may reach gale force over higher summits.
Sunday 11th March - still fairly cloudy though there's more chance of breaks appearing, especially in central and eastern parts of Britain, and it should be mostly dry with summits clear. Some hill fog may still blight hills towards western coasts though, particularly in Northern Ireland and around the Hebrides. Wind light and variable. Feeling quite warm.
High pressure looks like sticking around for much of the next couple of weeks, however it will fall back towards the continent at times and this looks like happening on Friday to allow some rain into western parts and then possibly across the rest of the country next weekend, before high pressure builds back to settled things down again. The far north and west always at most risk of seeing more cloud and some rain at times as well as stronger winds, but for most of the country the middle part of March looks like being dry and settled.
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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 11.10 GMT – 8th March 2012
Forecast by Andy Mayhew for Ukww
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