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 Monday 15th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 14th February 2016 at 12:35pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 15 to perhaps 25mph Ben Wyvis at dawn. From west during morning dropping to 10mph or less. By dusk western summits southerly 15mph, but 25mph Cuillins. Upland gales then gradually coming in overnight.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible.

How Wet?

Rare snow flurries morning

One or two snow flurries post dawn Sutherland and Ben Wyvis.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Most or all summits frequently clear of cloud. Nevertheless, after dawn in far north and Ben Wyvis, patches move about 700 to 900m, and through day cloud may remain on a few higher corries and summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine, particularly morning. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-6C rising slowly to -3C coastal hills to -4C inland

Freezing Level

Terrain frozen (after hard frost). Some thawing lower, particularly sunlit slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 16th February 2016

A return to westerly winds by Wednesday will bring an increase in precipitation, particularly western mountains. Boats of upland gales will return (from Tuesday) and there will be a series of freeze-thaw cycles on higher areas. Generally, above about 750m, the Scottish Highlands will be predominantly below freezing point, whilst over England and Wales, temperatures will be most frequently at or above freezing point.

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