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 Saturday 2nd July 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 1st July 2016 at 4:00pm
How windy? (On the Munros)
Westerly, tending to strengthen through the day; 20 to 25mph, strongest toward south, and on/near Skye often nearer 30mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Fairly small north, but expect buffeting at times on higher areas Skye & Torridon south. Significant wind chill in exposure.
Rain frequently; risk lightning
Rain on and off all day; most frequent western mountains, but pulses of heavy showers spreading inland. Risk hail and thunder.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive across the mountains
Cloud extensively shrouding higher areas. Near the coast, widely above 750m and sometimes forming below 450m. Well inland, most cloud above 600m with breaks to 900m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost nil west; 20% well inland.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Rare glimpses of sun, mainly well inland. The air very clear, but due to rain and cloud visibility often poor.
How Cold? (at 900m)
5C; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, will feel like minus 5 Celsius, or colder on highest summits.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 3rd July 2016
Westerly winds will predominate over the next week or so. These will bring in relatively chilly conditions, and at some stage most days rain. Often the rain will amount only to showers, but from time to time a few hours of persistent rain will come in. Most rain (and accompanying low cloud) will be on western mountains (little to choose between NW Scotland and W Wales), whilst driest areas will be toward the east. Often breezy, some short lived lulls, but at times very windy.