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 2nd July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 1:49pm

Today | Friday | Saturday

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of a front will make erratic progress northeastwards, bringing areas of low cloud and mainly over England and Wales a few thunderstorms. However, away from western mountains there are likely to be dry periods with low cloud breaking up.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Risk thunderstorms. Less warm. Areas of low cloud, mainly west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 20mph, perhaps intermittently 25mph western summits.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Risk thunderstorm

Pockets of drizzle coastal slopes on and near Skye. Otherwise, isolated thunderstorms, most likely afternoon, giving locally heavy or torrential rain and hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west; breaks developing

Very varied: Summits most frequently cloud free will toward east (of Loch Cluanie to Achnasheen and Ben Hope). Generally, patches of cloud at different levels, but particularly Skye & coastal areas south from Torridon, shrouding hills from lower slopes up for many hours.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, but 20% on and near Skye

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun; extensive high level cloud. Foggy many western mountains, but otherwise visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd July 2015

Very warm and widely sunny on Friday, before a broad band of thundery weather moves north across Britain Friday night and Saturday. Further rain western Scotland on Sunday, just a few showers elsewhere - and everywhere a significant drop in temperature. Further rain from time to time early next week, most rainfall will continue to be across western Scotland. Intermittently warm on the hills over England and Wales.

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