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 Thursday 2nd April 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 4:25pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly up to 20mph at dawn; becoming variable with very low speeds for many hours. Later in afternoon/evening becoming southeasterly and strengthening to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Becoming dry as snow showers die out

Post dawn, snow showers will continue to come off the sea onto coastal mountains and inland across most of Sutherland. But these will die out through morning, and then toward dusk, snow will begin to develop, mainly on and near Skye.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops clearing

Cloud widely on higher areas until mid morning, particularly coastal hills and Sutherland. But the base rising, with all or nearly all summits cloud free by midday. Cloud will begin to shroud higher areas on and near Skye toward dusk.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine extending north, but then through afternoon, high level cloud will gradually cut out the sun again. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C rising to 0C

Freezing Level

550m, lifting to 900m. Frost in some glens and corries at dawn (particularly near Great Glen).

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd April 2015

A transition of weather pattern to high pressure will mean substantial fine weather with light wind throughout Easter Week. It will become warm. However, in the shorter term, low cloud on Friday will slowly lift, and overall a lot of cloud over the weekend. Snow will melt slowly by day, often refreezing overnight (particularly next week).

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