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 Friday 24th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 3:28pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales across Scottish Highlands, and frequent showers west, fewer east. Snow higher summits. Elsewhere, early rain will clear southwards from Wales and Pennines, followed by a lull in the wind, rare showers and a patchwork of sun.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland gales. Frequent showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting, widely considerable on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Showery; snow higher tops

Showers: hail and above 900m snow. Precipitation frequent, especially western mountains. Very wet underfoot western mountains, especially Torridon southwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Cloud base will vary: intermittently 450-600m but breaks to 750-1000m (lowest bases in ranges west coastal areas).

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun, mainly well inland. Visibility often very good; but widely dense fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C, but will feel as cold as minus 12 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th October 2014

Over the next week, frequently windy and wet Scottish Highlands, with long bouts of upland gale or severe gales, and rain (focussed on western mountains where considerable accumulation). Snow intermittently on higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Elsewhere, often fine until about Tuesday, although by Sunday, cloud will shroud higher western areas extensively. Here to winds intermittently reaching gale force higher summits, mainly north Wales northwards.

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