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 30th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 3:45pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to perhaps 30mph at dawn, least wind west coast. Will decrease progressively to 10 or 15mph by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming small.

How Wet?

Showers, most frequent west

Dry most of day much of region. Nevertheless brief showers will affect hills within 20 miles or so of the west coast giving hail and above 1050m sleet, but showers isolated most other areas. But threat on and near Skye (including mainland south of Kintail), of the showers frequent for periods.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits intermittently cloud free.

Cloud base will vary: occasionally dropping to 500 to 700m near showers, lowest coastal hills and generally most extensive on and near Skye. But substantial breaks to 900 or 1000m western hills, and well inland summits intermittently or frequently clearing, particularly afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, although there may be only occasional sun on and near Skye. Excellent or perhaps superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st October 2016

For most mountains a fine weekend with bright sunshine and very clear air indeed. Almost windless for periods. However, clusters of showers over England and Wales on Saturday will move only slowly, resulting in considerable variation in duration of rain from place to place. Windy Monday and Tuesday. Rain may reach western mountains in Scotland Monday and elsewhere on Tuesday before clearing again. Further rain, mainly western mountains later in the week.

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