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 Sunday 24th August 2014

Tomorrow | Monday | Tuesday

Forecast last updated on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 4:25pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, typically less than 10mph, briefly stronger Sutherland around dawn. Gradually backing south or southeasterly on Skye, becoming variable inland.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A little drizzle

Essentially dry all day, but there may be the odd drizzly shower on western coastal mountains, mostly north of Torridon, and also in Sutherland.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits widely clearing

Patches of cloud above 800-900m in the morning, mainly western coastal mountains, but by late morning most summits clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% by late morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, mostly inland. Patches of fog on higher western tops early morning, otherwise visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 6C; still feeling cold for August.

Freezing Level

Just above the highest summits; but a frost until after dawn in sheltered glens and corries.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 25th August 2014

Scotland: Continued cold nights early this week, with risk of ground frost. Substantially dry for several days ahead, the air very clear and many summits free of cloud, although a windier day on Monday. Atlantic fronts later in the week, bring risk of increased wind, cloud & rain to particularly western mountains. England & Wales: rain and areas of low cloud on Monday as an Atlantic low crosses southern Britain, improving on Tuesday and Wednesday, but remaining mixed overall midweek onward. Locally gusty winds northern England on Tuesday.

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