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 Saturday 29th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 7:08am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland winds will approach gale force Scottish Highlands, and showers or in NW Highlands frequent or for periods constant rain. Less windy elsewhere, a few showers, although many areas dry.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland winds near gale force; rain and low cloud, particularly south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly typically 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting throughout the day on higher areas.

How Wet?

Intermittent rain, mainly west

Frequent showery or sometimes constant rain most of the day. Most rain western mountains on and near Skye. Least rain away from westernmost summits Sutherland, where often dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Shrouding most mountains, particularly west.

Cloud will shroud the mountains widely; lowest base on and near Skye and western hills north to Wester Ross, where sometimes below 400 and rarely above 650m, lowest near showers. Elsewhere, most cloud above 600m, with breaks to 800m, perhaps 900m easternmost areas.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun in Sutherland (away from westernmost summits) and also east of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie. Widely foggy. Below the cloud, visibility intermittently good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C; will rise slowly through day.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 30th August 2015

A lengthy showery period until about the middle of next week. However, as the wind turns northerly from Monday, cloud base will often lift above the summits and the air will be very clear indeed, giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will become rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night.

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