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 Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 3:35pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Fine, almost windless, very warm and intermittently sunny across all mountain areas. However, there may just be an isolated thundery downpour in the afternoon in some areas. Low cloud may well shroud summits on the islands off the west coast of Scotland north from Mull.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Warm and often sunny; remote risk heavy shower. Little wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain unlikely - low risk isolated thunderstorm.

Very likely no rain, but very small threat isolated slow moving thundery downpours.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any, except on and near Skye

Summits extensively cloud free all day. But along and off west coast risk very low cloud, base 200m, in places may be persistent, particularly morning. Highest risk Cuillins.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90%; 20% Cuillins.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive morning, cloud may tend to fill in afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

13 rising to 15C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Very warm with light winds on the mountains throughout the week. Substantially dry, but on some afternoons, particularly later in the week, scattered thunderstorms will develop. Frequently hazy and intermittently sunny. Afternoon temperatures widely 27 Celsius in valleys across Britain.

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