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 Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 7:22am

Summary for all mountain areas

Blustery only far northwest Scotland. Otherwise winds light. Extensive cloud (nearly all above the summits), but some sunshine as there will be breaks in the cloud sheet in some areas. Slight haze.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Fine, blustery western areas. Extensive cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 15 near Great Glen to 20mph or perhaps in morning 25mph Skye and coastal western tops north form Torridon.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little - nearly all cloud above the summits

Summits substantially or completely cloud free, although risk on westernmost summits south from Torridon hills (Cuillins most likely to be affected), of areas of cloud, base 600 to 800m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90%, but 40% Cuillins

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally, although coastal mountains from about Torridon southwards may remain cloudy. Very good or excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C; rising to 10C away from westernmost summits

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 4th September 2014

Pressure will be high over the next week or so close to Scotland. This will bring extensive fine weather to all mountain areas, some sunny days, although some disappointingly cloudy days - these tending to switch to more eastern mountains by the weekend as the wind turns easterly. However, on Thursday and particularly Friday (as a weakening front approaching and then moves southeast across Britain), there will be a little rain, mainly in Scotland.

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