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 21st November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 12:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very hazy and increasingly windy with upland near gales or on some higher areas gales developing. Rain will develop from southwest across hills near the Irish Sea. Areas of low cloud, mainly over more eastern mountains, but also widely where rain develops.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Increasingly windy; very hazy but many summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly strengthening from southwest: after dawn 25 to 30mph; to 35 to 45mph by mid-afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on higher areas, and later walking will become increasingly difficult.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Rain spreading north only well after dark.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any much of region

Many western summits cloud free most or all day. But areas of low cloud will come in off the North Sea, mainly to eastern hills north from about Ben Wyvis, base 500 to 700m - lifting and breaking progressively westwards.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine western mountains. Very hazy; fog in some valleys, particularly morning.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost in many glens and sheltered corries in the morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd November 2014

A complicated weather picture over the coming week. Broadly freezing levels mostly above higher summits; rain from time to time, but fine with light winds across England and Wales on Sunday and Britain-wide Monday. Confidence low, but some indication of a drop in freezing level and further precipitation, probably of snow higher Scottish areas later next week.

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