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 Monday 28th July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Monday 28th July 2014 at 7:33am

Summary for all mountain areas

Light winds across all mountain areas. Low cloud in some areas early morning, will soon become confined to higher tops, mainly in the Highlands. Essentially dry all day, although odd pockets of drizzly rain, mainly Wales at first.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Light winds. Dry overall; most summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Variable 10mph or less, becoming southwesterly 15-20mph by afternoon, may strengthen to 25mph on Skye toward dusk.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Pockets of drizzle far north at first. A little light rain and drizzle may move onto far western mountains toward dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but gradually lifting

Cloud may shroud coastal hills extensively after dawn, but otherwise, just patches on higher areas, mainly morning.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will tend to give way as cloud builds and fills in. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9 rising to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 29th July 2014

Often breezy over Highland Scotland this week, with cloud frequently shrouding the western hills, plus light drizzly showers. Generally dry for England and Wales, with little if any rain, and cloud only confined to higher western areas. Toward the end of this week, showery bursts of rain may become more widespread.

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