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 20th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 19th September 2014 at 4:13pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially dry for the Scottish Highlands; a few showers far north-west. Small amounts of showery rain from the Southern Uplands southwards. Low cloud shrouds many hills in the morning, but many summits across Scotland clearing. Much clearer air spreading from the north. Winds mostly light.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

A few showers; persistent cloud on hills in west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps locally 20-25mph in Sutherland.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A few bursts of showery rain from time to time, most likely western mountains Skye & Torridon northwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent on higher areas

Cloud base lowering to around 600m near showers, and on western mountains may struggle to clear above 800m throughout the day. Toward the Great Glen a few summits clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west; 40% inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional brief bursts of sunshine, mostly well inland. Below cloud and away from showers, visibility will be excellent, with the haze having cleared.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st September 2014

Much clearer and cooler air will have spread across all mountain areas by Sunday. High pressure then brings a couple of dry and bright days on Sunday and Monday, with much improved visibility and most summits cloud free. A weak front approaches the far north-west late on Monday, then from Tuesday onwards, high pressure sinks southwards, allowing westerly winds to bring fronts in off the Atlantic. By Wednesday and Thursday, periods of rain become more frequent, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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