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 Sunday 5th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 6:49am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Showers breaking out widely by the middle of the day across all ranges. These may merge into longer periods of rain for a few hours later this morning Wales and NW England and through the afternoon over Scotland. Early morning low cloud mostly lifting but returning to give extensive hill fog in any more persistent rain.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Rain or thundery showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeast or southerly, 20 to 25mph but possibly falling light and variable later in the day particularly northern ranges.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Frequent showery rain

Bursts of rain, occasionally thundery, most widespread and persistent by afternoon, locally merging into several hours of rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied; mostly higher areas

Patches of cloud at various levels at first, most extensive where rain persistent, but mostly becoming confined to higher areas. Highest breaks toward Sutherland and north from Ullapool.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun. Visibility good, but often hazy, and reduced due to rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 6th July 2015

On Monday a large area of rain, some of it heavy particularly Wales, northern England and southern Scotland, is likely to move slowly from the southwest. Showers on subsequent days will become increasingly confined to the north and east of Scotland. As temperatures fall appreciably midweek these showers will turn to snow over highest tops in Scotland where night temperatures may dip just below freezing. However, milder, and eventually wetter conditions should return to most areas by the weekend.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions