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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 10th January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 18/05/13 at 07:53
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind. Low cloud and snow flurries east and north.
Easterly 15mph or less.
Effect Of Wind?
Little if any precipitation
Pockets of light precipitation edging inland from the northeast across northern and eastern mountains in Sutherland, and the Ben Wyvis area. Snow, mostly flurries, above 600 to 800m.
Cloud on the hills?
Most western summits cloud free
Summits extensively cloud free on western mountains south of Ullapool. Elsewhere, areas of low cloud may be very persistent, base 400 to 700m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
80% western summits south of Ullapool to 20% elsewhere
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine western hills south of Ullapool. Extensively dull elsewhere. Very clear air western hills south of Ullapool, but more hazy elsewhere, and widely foggy across the hills.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 0C; only slow drop in temperature with height.
800 to 1200m, but terrain lower down partly frozen after a frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Sunday, 19th May, 2013
Appreciably armer on the mountains until Tuesday with considerable melting of remaining high level snow cover. Often dry with fairly light winds but mainly on Monday, there could be a few afternoon thunderstorms. Through the week, temperature levels will gradually drop but at least winds will remain fairly light. Total rainfall will be small, although from time to time showers, or occasionally a few hours of steadier rain may develop.