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.)
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 3:18pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Blustery only far northwest Scotland. Otherwise winds light and some sunshine in many areas, although cloud will tend to become extensive through the day. 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?
Rain not expected
Cloud on the hills?
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 intermittently, 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
Above the summits.
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.