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 17th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 3:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very low cloud and patches of drizzle across eastern hills and mountains particularly early in the day. Summits clearing at times toward west with some warm, but still hazy sunshine. An isolated afternoon shower in a few places. Mostly just light or moderate easterly winds.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Some low cloud eastern slopes but often dry with some warm sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

East or southeasterly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps locally 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A little drizzle east

Patchy drizzle possible Sutherland and areas close to the Moray Firth. Western mountains substantially dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little west

Most or all western mountains cloud free, but low cloud shrouding hills in Sutherland, from low levels up after dawn, base lifting slowly but unlikely to fully clear tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine may be extensive Skye & west coast, but little if any toward the east; slight haze. Extensive fog on eastern hills, may persist most of the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 to 13C, warmest west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 18th September 2014

Changes in the weather pattern will be slow over the next few days. Areas of low cloud will continue to affect mainly more eastern mountains together with a little drizzle rain. Elsewhere, particularly afternoons, many summits will be free of cloud although toward and into the weekend, a few bursts of rain, and here and there thunder are likely about as far north as southern Scotland. Remaining hazy.

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