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 Saturday 22nd October 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 21st October 2016 at 2:19pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 10 to 20mph

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Fragments of cloud here and there lower slopes. Higher up, away from west coastal summits patches may persist in some corries and be extensive above about 1000 or 1100m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% east to 80% west coastal summits

Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of bright sunshine near west coast; glimpses elsewhere. Visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Mostly above higher tops, although close to freezing above 1150m, particularly where in cloud. Frost some valleys and sheltered corries after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 23rd October 2016

Substantially dry on all mountain areas and winds often light over the next week to perhaps ten days, although wetter conditions at times across the W & NW Highlands around the middle of next week. Otherwise, cloud will come and go, and occasionally areas of low cloud and rain will affect some areas, principally eastern mountains this weekend. Summit temperatures generally just above freezing point this weekend, but will tend to rise through next week.

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