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 26th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 1:52pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A cool and blustery day, with upland gales in the Scottish Highlands. Occasional snow showers, typically very brief, mostly confined to north-western Scotland. Sunshine and excellent visibility.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Upland gales. Occasional snow showers.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Westerly 50 to 55mph; squally gusts toward 65mph near showers.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking difficult across higher areas; severe wind chill.
Showers, likely most frequent in the morning, but becoming fairly brief, rain only lowest, mainly coastal slopes.
Cloud on the hills?
Intermittently clearing; especially east.
Cloud base changing quickly; rarely below 600m near showers, mostly western hills, but breaks to 950m, or well inland above higher tops.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
30% west; 60% inland and east.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of sun, mostly away from western hills. Very good or excellent visibility, but temporarily very poor in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-3C Feeling like minus 20 where directly exposed to the wind.
All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 27th January 2015
Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. Higher Scottish summits frequently below freezing, although a temporary thaw late Tuesday into Wednesday. Freeze-thaw cycles further south, but from Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains.