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 29th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 28th November 2014 at 5:13pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Largely fine and locally blustery on the hills, but distribution of low cloud/fog/haze will be complicated. Broadly haze and fog confined to lower slopes Wales and S Pennines, and then progressively north into Scotland will increasingly envelop higher tops, especially east.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Dry; locally blustery; many summits free of cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 20 to locally 30 or perhaps 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, although local sudden gusts, in places to lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mountains widely cloud free

Most areas cloud free, but on westernmost hills south of the Torridon area, particularly the Cuillins, and also eastern summits north from about Assynt, cloud may well shroud the hills from 300-600m upward.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, particularly most western mountains. Very hazy; although on higher slopes the air very clear. Fog in some glens.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 10C - generally the lower temperature below 900m, and above an inversion, the warmer air at or above 900m.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost in many glens; and in some higher corries where ground may well be frozen.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 30th November 2014

A weak front will bring fine and much clearer weather south to most mountain areas on Sunday - although most of Wales will remain hazy with low cloud. Temporarily colder with snow showers, mainly W Scotland, early next week, after a rain bearing front moves SE across Britain on Monday. Most of the week, rain rare most mountain areas, but from time to time rain likely W/NW Highlands. Light winds and hills often cloud free England/Wales. In Scotland, increasingly windy northwards; often cloudy west. The expectation over the next 10 days of significant cold weather and snowfall remains very low.

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