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 19th September 2014

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 3:54pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud will continue to shroud most eastern hills and mountains. Broadly dry for Scotland, although a little light rain and drizzle in the north-west. Heavy, locally thundery showers for Wales, possibly Peak District, lower risk Yorkshire & Cumbria. Light winds.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Patchy light rain; areas of cloud. Light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction will vary, 10mph or often less; gradually becoming northwesterly by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A little rain

Pockets of drizzle or showery rain, mostly Skye and Torridon in morning, then extending inland in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits clearing

Early morning mist and patchy low cloud mostly clearing through morning, although patches may return in the afternoon, mainly summits toward west coast.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% west coast; 60% inland

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine. Slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Around 10C but may fall a few degrees late in the day from northwest.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th September 2014

Areas of rain will affect southern Scotland, northern England and also Wales on Saturday as a cold front moves slowly south. Behind this front, much clearer and cooler air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland, and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.

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