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 Monday 30th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 29th March 2015 at 8:28pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

West becoming southerly, near 50mph around dawn, but typically in range 25 to 35mph, tending to drop during afternoon, and particularly north from Torridon, may become very light and variable.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions early morning; conditions easing, but expect considerable buffeting and significant wind chill many high areas for many hours.

How Wet?

Frequent snow, particularly west & Skye

Snow and hail showers, by afternoon increasingly setting in, and particularly Skye and south from Torridon, merging into many hours of constant, perhaps heavy snow, giving whiteout.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive all day

Brief breaks to higher summits mainly well inland, but generally mountains cloud covered, and where snow becomes persistent, base will drop to 400 to 600m widely.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil west; 10% Sutherland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little if any sunshine. Often hazy and in snow and cloud appalling or near zero visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C. Feeling as cold as minus 16C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 31st March 2015

Expect cold and showery weather for all mountain regions during both Tuesday and Wednesday, precipitation most frequent over western mountains, snow falling to lower slopes, with freezing level typically 500 to 700m, highest Wales. Widespread upland gales will also continue until mid-week. There is now moderate confidence of much 'quieter' weather as pressure builds over Easter. It may remain cold, but substantially dry and winds frequently light.

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