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 25th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th July 2016 at 7:32am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A showery westerly pattern across northern Britain, breezy most hills. Areas of showers will bring rain to most areas, although Wales and the Peak District will often be dry. Cloud often covering the mountains, lowest in west. In England & Wales, just passing showers, but cloud may often cap highest tops.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Showery. Cloud shrouding hills. Breezy tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly, 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers frequent

Showers throughout the day; often frequent western mountains (particularly Sutherland) , at times merging into near constant rain over an hour or more, local heavy bursts advancing eastwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest west

Cloud will typically shroud areas above 500m to 750m coastal hills, whilst well inland, most cloud above 650m with breaks to 900m away from showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil west; 20% well inland & east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun; mainly eastern valleys. The air very clear, albeit widely foggy higher areas, and lower down visibility often reduced by rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th July 2016

Generally west or southwesterly winds through to the end of the month and very likely early next month will bring rain intermittently across most mountain areas, the rain concentrated on western mountains, particularly in Scotland, where there will be few days without rain at some stage. Cloud will often shroud the mountains, particularly west. Wind speeds will rarely be strong. Temperatures near average England & Wales, but generally lower than recently, and at times rather cool Scotland.

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