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 Tuesday 19th November 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Most of Britain cold, with most terrain frozen. Winds fairly light wind and hazy sunshine. However, blustery western mountains, particularly near Irish Sea, and risk of a little light rain coastal hills, most likely Wales. Less cold in Wales, where low cloud, mostly east and south Wales.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Local gusty winds. Terrain frozen. Superb visibility.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly varying between 10mph some slopes, mainly Sutherland and typically 20mph. However, locally 35mph, especially on and near Skye.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, although local buffeting, mainly on and near Skye. Sudden gusts will reach some lower slopes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

No precipitation

Cloud on the hills?

Not expected

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Areas of sunshine through high level cloud. Excellent or on higher slopes superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C. Colder lower slopes below an inversion.

Freezing Level

Terrain frozen from valleys up, although temperatures above about 750m may well be above freezing point in the air.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 20th November 2019

A slow change to less cold and increasingly wet weather as low pressure slowly envelops Britain from the south. However, 'winter conditions' will survive across the Scottish Highlands until into, or on higher summits, perhaps through the weekend. Next week, cycles of freeze and thaw likely Scottish Highlands, whilst elsewhere, only occasionally higher tops below freezing point.

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