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 Wednesday 17th October 2018
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 3:09pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A few showers, of snow higher tops, and bursts of sunshine Sottish Highlands. Windy northern Scotland. Further south, banks of low cloud and here and there a little rain will be slow to clear behind a weak cold front.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Windy far north. Showers, of snow higher tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 or 25mph on and near Skye to 30, or perhaps temporarily after dawn, 35mph north from Assynt.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, although will impede ease of walking on higher areas, particularly Sutherland.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Hail and snow showers

Succession of brief hail and above 900m snow showers. The rain most frequent Sutherland.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher areas

Cloud frequently shrouding higher tops above 800 to 1000m, but temporarily below 600m near showers. Cloud will briefly lift off most summits, by afternoon frequently well inland.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Bursts of sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 18th October 2018

England, Wales and S Scotland: substantially dry for a week or more, and particularly across Wales, the wind rarely strong. Scottish Highlands: fronts will continue to bring rain from time to time, although very little will reach eastern mountains. Risk that the rain will be incessant for periods NW Highlands. From the weekend, long bouts of upland gales.

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