Mountain Weather Forecast - Issued 19th July 2012
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:42
Mostly fine on Saturday; rain in the NW on Sunday
A change at last as high pressure builds over the southern half of the British Isles this weekend bringing much better weather to most parts, though a few showers still possible at times. However, a deepening depression towards Iceland with send an active front down towards the NW with rain spreading southeastwards across Scotland on Sunday while all parts turn quite breezy again for a time.
The Weekend in Detail:
Saturday 21st July - any early cloud should soon lift and break to give all parts a fine, mainly dry day with it starting to feel quite warm in the sunshine across England and Wales, although temps in Scotland still likely to be a little below normal for July. Cloud bubbling up through the day may produce a few showers for parts of England, though these should miss most upland areas. Maybe just a chance of catching one in the Welsh Marches or southern Peak District. Also a chance of a few light showers and perhaps some hill fog at times affecting Sutherland and Caithness.
Sunday 22nd July - mostly dry with good sunny spells in southern parts, but a strengthening southwesterly wind. However, rain pushing in to the Outer Hebrides (where it will be most welcome) through the morning, and by afternoon likely to be affecting Skye, Torridon and western parts of Sutherland. High cloud spreading ahead of this rain will turn the sunshine increasingly hazy over other parts of the Highlands and Northern Ireland and later Galloway and the Lake District, with these areas all likely to see some rain arriving through the evening. Temperatures close to normal.
Rain across the Highlands will push south to affect the rest of Scotland through Monday and then northern England on Tuesday, perhaps becoming heavy for a time over the Lake District on Tuesday, before petering out. Snowdonia and the Peak District may catch a little rain later on Tuesday but further south seeing just an increase in cloud. Thereafter, it looks like high pressure will sit just to our west, keeping southern and western parts fine, dry and sunny with temperatures in England and Wales likely to push up into the mid 20s midweek. A risk of a few isolated showers at times, particularly in the far north, but for the most part dry. However, becoming a little cooler and cloudier across Scotland and down the east coast by the end of the week with maybe a little more patchy rain about in the Highlands for next weekend.
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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 12.40 BST – 19th July 2012
Forecast by Andy Mayhew for Ukww
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