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 Friday 22nd June 2018
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 3:52pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Westerly winds will result in mountains in north-west Scotland being often capped with cloud, and a little rain or drizzle possible. Otherwise, generally fair with most mountains clear throughout the day. Fairly cool, but sunshine very strong; beware sunburn.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Chilly breeze. Low cloud tending to lift. Mostly dry.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly, 20 to 25mph, strongest far northern summits, where at times 30-35mph in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but remaining chilly where exposed on higher terrain. Buffeting some tops in far north.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no rain

Small amounts of patchy rain or drizzle possible on western hills.

Cloud on the hills?

Covering western mountains for several hours; lifting slowly

Banks of cloud will come and go above 700 to 900m, lowest western hills, and early in the day may form to lower slopes near the west coast. Cloud base tending to lift, and breaks will form to higher tops increasingly by afternoon, soonest near Great Glen.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% morning; 60% afternoon.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Often cloudy, but some sunshine breaking through, particularly afternoon. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C Feeling close to -5C where exposed to wind on higher tops.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd June 2018

High pressure will be in charge for the next week to 10 days or perhaps longer, bringing extensive fair weather. This weekend sees a little patchy rain and low cloud for the north-western Highlands brought in on fresh westerly winds, otherwise it will be dry with summits generally clear. Temperatures rising next week, becoming widely hot and humid. A possibility of thunderstorms developing by the end of June, but very uncertain - a chance that they do not develop at all.

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