Mountain Weather Forecast - Issued 15th March 2012
Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:31
Sunny Spells and Showers - Some Wintry Over Summits
A slack area of low pressure develops over southern Britain this weekend, with fronts bringing showery rain, mainly to southern parts. Some uncertainty as to northern extent of rain affecting southern parts on Saturday and early Sunday.
The Weekend in Detail:
Saturday 17th March - looks like being a mostly dry day across Scotland and northern England with some sunny spells developing, especially in Perthshire and the East Highlands. However a few showers are possible and these likely to be wintry over summits - mainly above 2,500ft but to lower levels in Scotland. Moderate rain, turning showery later, pushing up from the SW to give a fairly wet day across the SW Moors and though starting dry in Wales, becoming wet here in the afternoon with some wintry precipitation over higher summits in Snowdonia. Rain also spreading across to the Peak District. Moderate westerly winds and feeling a little on the cool side though temperatures close to normal for mid March. Showers may continue to affect Snowdonia and spread across parts of northern England through the evening and overnight, but elsewhere dry with a risk of frost.
Sunday 18th March - looks like there could still be some showers - with snow over the highest summits - affecting parts of Snowdonia and northern England through the morning, slowly clearing away eastwards but probably not brightening up over the Peak District until afternoon. Elsewhere a mainly day although the occasional light shower always possible, mainly in the west and once more wintry over summits. Cloud levels lowering in the far NW in the afternoon with a risk here of some patchy rain. Winds more northwesterly and all parts feeling a little colder.
A windy day with further rain sweeping in from the west across most parts in Monday. Therafter, high pressure moves in off the Atlantic over the southern half of Britain bringing dry and settled (although probably cloudy, with some morning fog) conditions back here for the rest of the week, but always the risk of stronger southwesterly winds and rain affecting more northwestern parts, especially the Hebrides and the Highlands from Lochaber northwards.
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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 11.30 GMT – 15th March 2012
Forecast by Andy Mayhew for Ukww
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