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 1st November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 31st October 2014 at 12:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy; upland gales Highland Scotland. Generally, a temporary improvement between rain and more widespread upland gales both Friday and Saturday nights. Nevertheless, still a few showers, and deteriorating quickly by dusk many western mountains.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland gales; showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; 40 to 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult on higher areas throughout the day. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?


Occasional showers, mainly western hills south of Ullapool. Sleet highest summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher tops

Cloud rare below 1000m most of region, with higher tops intermittently clearing. But on western summits on and near Skye and north to Torridon range, cloud may well be extensive above 600 to 800m - and temporarily lower in rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% western summits south from Torridon to 70% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine Sutherland and inland elsewhere. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, but will feel as cold as minus 11 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd November 2014

Early next week will see a drop in temperature on the mountains. with highest Scottish summits frequently below freezing point. Generally showery, but also areas of constant rain - or sleet highest summits England and Wales, and snow Scottish Munros. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry. On Wednesday little wind and overnight cold enough for valley frost. Probably milder, windy with constant rain, then showers (mainly west) later Thursday and Friday.

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