The Northwest Highlands Forecast

Areas north from Knoydart in the west, and the Great Glen towards the east (NB. Does not include Mull and areas west of Loch Linnhe, these are found in the West Highlands forecast.)

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 24th August 2017
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 4:29pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, 15mph or less. Increasing to 25-35mph for a few hours into afternoon on and near Skye.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede walking exposed slopes on and near Skye into the afternoon.

How Wet?

Scattered showers

After a largely dry morning, a few well-scattered, albeit locally heavy, showers will develop into the afternoon. Risk of isolated thunder. Showers will become more frequent on and near Skye later in the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in west, often clear elsewhere

Torridon southwards: Cloud will widely shroud the hills much of the day, lowest bases, 300-400m, during morning on and near Skye. Elsewhere: Hills often cloud free, but occasional patches forming across higher areas during and after showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% on and near Skye. 70% Elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional glimpses of sun. Visibility generally good outside showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th August 2017

On Sunday, light winds and largely dry across many mountain areas will cloud lifting to higher slopes. However, showers will give way to more frequent rain across western Scotland where hill fog will be extensive. Westerly winds will become re-established into next week with further periods of rain and low cloud; especially across the west and northwest Highlands.

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