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 21st September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 21st September 2014 at 4:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A bright day for all mountain areas, the air much clearer compared to recently. Dry overall, and mostly very little wind. Most summits cloud free, although areas of low level cloud and fog early morning, soon mostly all clearing, apart from fragments of cloud in some corries.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Little wind. Dry overall. Most summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly early morning, gradually backing westerly by afternoon, but direction variable at times, and mostly less than 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Low risk of a brief drizzly shower on coastal mountains early morning, otherwise completely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Pockets of low cloud and fog after dawn, soon almost all clearing, leaving most summits cloud free, although fragments of cloud may linger in some corries and higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by mid-morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine. Visibility mostly very good or excellent, although there may be areas of low level fog early morning.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C rising to 7 or 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 22nd September 2014

High pressure on Monday; a fine day for most mountains; early low cloud or fog soon mostly all clearing. A weak front approaches the far north-west later. By Tuesday, fronts affect northern Britain, bringing low cloud and persistent rain or drizzle to western mountains, but drier and brighter toward the east and south. Wednesday onward maintains a westerly pattern, with fronts crossing northern Britain from time to time, bringing periods of rain and low cloud, most extensive in the north and west, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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