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 Friday 22nd August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd August 2014 at 4:23pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Showers, mostly confined to northern Scotland, (sleet on highest summits) throughout the day, and Wales during morning. Many Scottish summits soon clearing away from far north and west, but slower to clear Wales & Pennines. Wind speeds fairly light in all regions.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Showery. Cloud on higher western areas; clearing inland.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers, sleet highest tops

Showers from time to time throughout day - tending to be focussed northern mountains morning and then extending south middle of day and afternoon. Sleet highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to north

Many summits will clear inland, extensively toward the Great Glen by midday, but patchy cloud down to about 700m near showers. However in Sutherland and west coastal mountains (including Cuillins), cloud frequently shrouding the tops, base often 800 to 1000m, occasionally 500m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% inland; 50% north & west.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Intermittent bright sun, although may cloud over inland afternoon. Visibility excellent or superb away from showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C, rising toward 6C well inland.

Freezing Level

Just above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd August 2014

Until Sunday night, cold on the mountains - and also at night in many valleys with ground frost some nights. The air very clear and many summits free of cloud; although there will be showers - these dying out through the weekend when the wind will gradually drop away. Rain and areas of low cloud will come in on Monday as an Atlantic low approaches and then crosses Britain. However, the rain may largely miss the NW Highlands. Through the week, generally unsettled, with further rain from time to time.

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