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 9th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 9th October 2015 at 6:51am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Becoming extensively sunny over Wales, England and parts of eastern Scotland. Much cloudier, some of it quite low, across the west of Scotland. Patches of drizzle or light rain mainly Western Isles and NW coasts. A few showers Dumfries and Galloway. Generally a little warmer than yesterday after a cold, locally foggy start.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Low cloud and a little drizzly rain.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly, 20 to at first 30mph, strongest around west coast, probably easing through day.

Effect of wind on you?

May slightly impede comfortable walking higher western areas, otherwise fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain on and off south-west

Intermittent rain and drizzle, most frequent around Skye & Torridon, whilst toward Sutherland may remain largely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest around Skye

Widely shrouding most mountains, extensively west coast, lowest bases south from Torridon and on Skye, often from lower slopes up. Breaks above 800-1000m Sutherland.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sun west, glimpses north-east. Threat widely foggy across particularly western hills.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 or 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 10th October 2015

Pressure will build across the UK linking to a large high centred away to the northeast giving mainly fair conditions for several days ahead. Low cloud and drizzle may affect parts of the west and north of Scotland from time to time through until early Monday. A good deal of dry and fairly sunny weather continuing into next week. As high pressure transfers to southwest of Ireland some rain, drizzle and low cloud may start to affect the north and west of Scotland from time to time.

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