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 1st October 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 3:09pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Across Scotland, a few showers, mainly north after early rain and low cloud clears southeastwards. Colder, and blustery northern Scotland. Elsewhere, patchy rain and extensive low cloud on western mountains, although over east Wales and S Pennines, summits may clear.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Windy and showery, particularly north. Colder.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly: overnight gales will have eased by dawn. Through day, 25-30mph strengthening 30-35mph, strongest Sutherland.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting widespread on higher areas.

How Wet?


Rain late in night will have cleared to showers, mainly coming in north of Ullapool. Wet snow highest summits; hail lower down far north.

Cloud on the hills?

Often shrouding higher tops

Extensive cloud across the hills at dawn will soon lift markedly. Through the day, cloud rare below 800m and often 1100m western hills, whilst well inland 900m to often above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine, especially well inland. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fine most mountain areas on Thursday, but upland gales extending across the Scottish Highlands from the west, and areas of low cloud Wales and S Pennines, mainly morning. From Friday very much more unsettled, upland gales intermittently, and areas of constant rain and also showers frequently. Generally colder. Underfoot, away from the W & NW Highlands, still very dry - although progressively less so, particularly western mountains.

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