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The Northwest Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 27th February, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 10/12/13 at 13:33
Headline, The Northwest Highlands
Light wind. Extensive sunshine. Risk low cloud west.
West or southwesterly; ranging from 10mph to in northern Sutherland, up to 20mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Small risk of a few flurries west coastal hills
Cloud on the hills?
Extensively cloud free; but may well develop western hills.
Most or all areas cloud free. But low cloud may in the afternoon develop on west coastal hills above about 500m. Highest summits might be above the cloud.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine. May give way on some coastal mountains. The air very clear giving superb visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 5C, but may drop to 1 or 2C on coastal mountains.
Above the summits but nearly all terrain frozen from glens upward after a hard frost.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 12th December, 2013
The present dry conditions will progressively give way from the northwest later this week, as fronts come in off the Atlantic. Remaining windy, particularly Scottish Highlands. Next week, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.