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 1st September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Monday 1st September 2014 at 7:12am

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud will lift off English and Welsh summits close to the Irish Sea only slowly, and may not clear highest summits all day, and here and there a little rain at first. But most areas fine, and particularly afternoon, little wind on all mountain areas.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Fairly light wind. Cloud shrouding higher, mainly western summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 20 to 25mph strongest north of Ullapool. Will ease slowly to 15 to 20mph by mid to late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Isolated, if any light showers.

A little light drizzle here and there western hills where in cloud.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west; may clear inland

Cloud likely to reform on higher, particularly western slopes during morning, base typically 750-900m. Well inland, most cloud above 900m, and higher summits intermittently clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west to 60% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of sun, mainly well inland. Very good visibility but slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A long period of fine, often sunny and very warm weather with light wind for almost all mountain areas. However, cloud will come and go on higher areas of W Scotland until later in the week, and as winds turn easterly, low cloud will also affect the Pennines, and occasionally hills in east Wales. Just the threat of a little rain in some areas on Friday before becoming fine again.

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