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 28th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 28th August 2014 at 7:12am

Summary for all mountain areas

A narrow band of strong winds and rain will push northeast. The wind will then drop markedly but a further weak front will bring bursts of rain briefly back to some areas. Later across all mountain areas, a patchwork of sun and isolated showers. Windier western mountains again late in day.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Rain and strong wind morning. Then improving from south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 40 to 50mph with gusts 60mph. Will from south from about midday turn southerly and ease markedly. By late afternoon speeds 15 to 20mph, lightest far north.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions morning; will from the south then become small.

How Wet?

Rain for several hours

Rain on and off for several hours after dawn. Will clear to isolated, if any, showers from the south by about middle of day.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; but nearly all clearing from south.

For several hours, cloud across the mountains, highest base western mountains north to Assynt where nearly all cloud above 750m. From south in afternoon, the cloud lifting to clear all or nearly all summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% until into afternoon; then rising to 90% from south.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly coming through in the afternoon. Visibility becoming very good from south as rain clears.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 29th August 2014

An area of low pressure will drift across Britain on Friday and Saturday bringing rain, and on Friday on mountains near the Irish Sea strong winds. A weakening front will bring a little rain and possibly in Scotland temporarily windy weather on Monday. Otherwise, Sunday and from Tuesday onwards will be substantially dry, and from the south gradually through next week it may well become very warm with extensive sunshine across most or all mountain areas.

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