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 Saturday 21st April 2018
Forecast last updated on Friday 20th April 2018 at 2:57pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10 to 15mph, but often nearer 20 to 25mph on western coastal summits, strengthening toward 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but may begin to impede walking on western tops.

How Wet?

Dry overall

Small chance an isolated brief shower, otherwise dry until into the night - a front will then come in from the west give patchy rain overnight.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Some banks of low cloud from dawn across western hills; mainly on and near Skye. These will progressively break up in the morning to leave all hills clear of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine; may become hazy later as high cloud builds in from south. Visibility generally very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C rising to 6C

Freezing Level

1100m at dawn; soon lifting above tops.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 22nd April 2018

A change to a fresher westerly regime will have taken place by Sunday, which will continue throughout the week ahead - wind speeds varied, intermittently gale force. Cooler temperatures and precipitation almost daily; mainly in the form of showers and falling as snow at times across the Munros. Lowest cloud in the west, often shrouding the mountains, but breaks to higher tops in eastern areas. Often just below freezing on higher Scottish summits, and near zero on high tops in England & Wales. Check out our latest longer range thoughts via the planning outlook video updated Friday on the homepage of

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