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 Sunday 23rd November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1:31pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Frequent snow showers in north-west Scotland, but elsewhere very likely dry throughout the day. Mostly light winds, but feeling cold where exposed in northern Scotland. Variable cloud bases near showers, otherwise many mountains cloud free.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Snow showers. Variable cloud bases; many eastern summits clear. Chilly wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwest veering westerly 20 to 25mph, strongest toward far north, locally 30 perhaps 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but still a notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow showers; isolated thunder

A succession of showers, of snow above 600m, heaviest and most frequent western mountains, very few toward east. Risk hail and isolated lightning.

Cloud on the hills?

Variable west; frequent breaks east

Cloud base frequently changing around showers in the west; at times below 450m and only rare breaks above 800m. Most summits frequently cloud free east from Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% west; 80% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun, perhaps frequent toward east. Intermittently very good visibility - but in cloud and snow, visibility appalling.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 or 1C; but may feel like minus 8C where directly exposed to breeze.

Freezing Level

950m

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 24th November 2014

Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure on Monday. A large area of low pressure will then gradually envelop Britain, this then persisting most or all next week. This will result in extensive low and cloud and areas of rain. The rain fairly well distributed across Britain, but most precipitation likely E and particularly SE Scottish highlands. Freezing level often above the mountains this week, perhaps tending to fall later in the week but only toward higher summits. Some frost in valleys early week.

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