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 24th October 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 24th October 2016 at 3:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Another cold day in all regions, although winds fairly light. Showers confined to eastern Scotland, perhaps also the Cheviots - falling as snow above 900m. Rain over south Wales may turn heavy later. Otherwise dry, and cloud lifting - most tops in W & NW Scotland widely clear.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Wind very light. Little cloud western summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 10 to 15mph or often less.

Effect of wind on you?

Very small.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Rare if any showers, confined to coastal hills in Sutherland, of snow above 900m.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits clear or clearing

Apart from a few fragments of cloud, by late morning, cloud rare below 900 to 1100m; highest western summits where the cloud may well break up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine mostly confined to western hills. Very good or perhaps on higher areas excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 or 2C.

Freezing Level

1050m; but frost many glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th October 2016

Benign conditions on Tuesday, but a transition to a west or southwesterly pattern will have taken place by Wednesday, as high pressure becomes centred across southern Britain. For the rest of the week, winds will be often strong, mainly Scottish mountains, at times gale force. Rain from time to time most western regions, plus extensive low cloud, but toward east & south, very little rain and higher cloud breaks. Becoming much milder than recently, or very warm for a few days, but a risk of turning colder by the start of next week.

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