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.)
Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 3:54pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Low cloud will continue to shroud most eastern hills and mountains. Broadly dry for Scotland, although a little light rain and drizzle in the north-west. Heavy, locally thundery showers for Wales, possibly Peak District, lower risk Yorkshire & Cumbria. Light winds.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Patchy light rain; areas of cloud. Light wind.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Direction will vary, 10mph or often less; gradually becoming northwesterly by late afternoon.
Effect of wind on you?
A little rain
Pockets of drizzle or showery rain, mostly Skye and Torridon in morning, then extending inland in the afternoon.
Cloud on the hills?
Many summits clearing
Early morning mist and patchy low cloud mostly clearing through morning, although patches may return in the afternoon, mainly summits toward west coast.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
40% west coast; 60% inland
Sunshine and air clarity?
A little sunshine. Slight haze.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Around 10C but may fall a few degrees late in the day from northwest.
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th September 2014
Areas of rain will affect southern Scotland, northern England and also Wales on Saturday as a cold front moves slowly south. Behind this front, much clearer and cooler air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland, and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.