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 Friday 31st July 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th July 2015 at 4:05pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly soon strengthening to 20 to 30mph, strongest western summits south of Ullapool. By midday 30 to 40mph (generally strongest western summits south of Ullapool). In evening dropping to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will soon impede ease of walking where exposed and will for several hours make walking difficult, at least on western summits south of Ullapool.

How Wet?

Occasional rain

Rain now and again, generally amounting to little. But toward evening, steadier rain for an hour or two will spread eastwards. Most rain westernmost summits south from Torridon. Through evening will become dry again from west.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits often free of cloud

Cloud widely confined above the summits, although patches some higher tops in and after rain. Will lower afternoon for a few hours, most markedly on and near Skye, where dropping below 450m. Cloud base rising again toward sunset.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Dropping to 10% westren summits south of Ullapool to 50% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sun due to high level cloud. Superb visibility morning. Will drop during the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st August 2015

Continued mixed conditions over most mountain areas over the next week or more - although a slight rise in temperature. Often cloudy Scottish Highlands with rain at some stage almost daily, particularly western mountains. Widespread upland, or near upland gales, from Sunday night to Wednesday. Until Monday, often dry elsewhere, although on Saturday, some forecasts suggest a band of low cloud and occasional rain will linger across Wales (particularly the south) and perhaps the southern Pennines.

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