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 Wednesday 24th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 3:44pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially fine although here and there, a brief shower. Cloud will lift above many summits, although higher western mountains will remain cloud covered, particularly in Scotland. Windy higher areas of England and Wales just at first.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Blustery higher areas; a few brief showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwest backing westerly 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

Substantially dry but one or two passing showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops

Typically broken cloud base 700 to in afternoon 900m western mountains, and well scattered cloud, 800 rising to 1100m or above well inland.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% coastal mountains to 50% well inland in afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine and excellent visibility although slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 25th September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring a series of fronts, bringing bands of low cloud and rain, in from the west, particularly mid-week. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Blustery, with upland gales on Thursday and Friday across Highland Scotland. Next weekend and early next week is likely to become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Most mountains are now very dry underfoot and with the possible exception of the W & NW Highlands, will remain so.

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