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 Wednesday 27th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 27th August 2014 at 4:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Most mountain ranges will start sunny with excellent visibilities apart from a few valley mist patches. Thickening cloud and freshening southeast winds will encroach slowly from the southwest with rain reaching the Welsh mountains before dusk.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Dry; extensive sunshine and excellent visibility.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 10 to 15mph. Will strengthen slowly to reach 25mph on and near Skye by late afternoon, and 15 or 20mph elsewhere.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Early morning mist and isolated patches of low cloud soon clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

A good deal of sunshine particularly in morning with mostly superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 rising to 8C - highest west.

Freezing Level

Above summits, but isolated pockets of ground frost at first.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 28th August 2014

Atlantic fronts are likely to bring a belt of heavy rain and strong winds northwards across all areas on Thursday. Outbreaks of showery rain will be fairly widespread on Friday though the far NW Highlands may remain mostly dry. Still some showers around on Saturday mainly over eastern ranges before a mostly dry day on Sunday. There are increasingly strong indications that the weather will turn drier, brighter and warmer after a little rain in the northwest on Monday.

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