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 30th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 1:25pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 25 to 30mph Skye, Torridon & Kintail, but nearer 40mph far north. Squally gusts toward 50mph around showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Will result in widespread buffeting on higher, particularly northern areas; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow showers

Hail and snow showers all day; mostly rain only in and just above the glens. Small risk lightning. Whiteout temporarily.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Varying cloud base; dropping quickly to 400 to 600m near showers, but between breaks to 900m, and well inland to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine, mainly away from western mountains. The air very clear, but sudden deteriorations in visibility in snow - and appalling where also in cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

500m, or nearer 600m Skye & west coast.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st December 2015

Frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds this week and perhaps well into December. On western mountains, precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros, although often sub-zero, allowing snow to accumulate. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Slight improvement as pressure builds around Friday-Saturday, but still windy, and risk some further rain in north-west.

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