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 28th August 2014

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

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

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 40 to 50mph with gusts 60mph. Will from south from about midday turn southerly and ease markedly. By late afternoon speeds 10 to 20mph, lightest far north.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions morning; will from the south then become small.

How Wet?

Rain for several hours

Rain on and off for several hours. Will clear to isolated, if any, showers from the south middle of day or into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; but nearly all clearing from south.

For several hours, cloud across the mountains, highest base western mountains north to Assynt where nearly all cloud above 750m. From south in afternoon, the cloud lifting to clear all or nearly all summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% until into afternoon; then rising to 90% from south.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly coming through in the afternoon. Visibility becoming very good from south as rain clears.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 29th August 2014

An area of low pressure will drift across Britain on Friday and Saturday bringing rain, and on Friday on mountains near the Irish Sea strong winds. A weakening front will bring a little rain and possibly in Scotland temporarily windy weather on Monday. Otherwise, Sunday and from Tuesday onwards will be substantially dry, and from the south gradually through next week it may well become very warm with extensive sunshine across most or all mountain areas.

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