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 Thursday 30th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 29th July 2015 at 3:53pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A ridge of high pressure will bring widely fine weather with cloud lifting above most hills and stunning visibility from many summits. Nevertheless, cold, with flurries of hail and snow higher Scottish areas and a few rain showers elsewhere, mainly Borders and Pennines.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Hail and snow flurries. Light wind; extremely clear air.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Northwest backing westerly, 20 to perhaps 25mph Sutherland and Ben Wyvis at first; dropping to 10-15mph by mid-afternoon.
Effect of wind on you?
Hail and on higher tops snow flurries.
Occasional brief showers, mostly coastal hills morning, but by early afternoon showers isolated and confined well inland. Light hail, and above 950m snow flurries. Small risk of a little light rain toward dusk.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud widely covering higher areas at first, locally below 700m coastal hills. But by late morning, any cloud rare below 900m, with most summits intermittently or frequently clearing.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
30% rising to 80% by early afternoon
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sun becoming concentrated coastal hills, whilst by midday only glimpses of sun inland. Superb visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Very cold for time of year: 2C, rising slowly, particularly inland, where by mid-afternoon, reaching 6C toward Great Glen.
1150m, lifting above highest summits. Slight frost on ground some valleys and corries post dawn.
All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st July 2015
Continued mixed conditions over most mountain areas over the next week or so - although a slight rise in temperature. Often cloudy Scottish Highlands with rain at some stage almost daily, particularly western mountains. Widespread severe upland gales Sunday night and Monday. Until Monday, often dry elsewhere, although on Saturday, some forecasts suggest a band of low cloud and occasional rain will linger across Wales (particularly the south) and perhaps the southern Pennines.