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 24th July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 3:35pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Little wind; very warm indeed with extensive bright sunshine across almost all mountain areas - so risk of dehydration and sunburn. However, isolated thunderstorms western mountains in afternoon, and for several hours after dawn many lower eastern areas will be foggy.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Little wind; very warm; extensive sunshine. Small risk thunder.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10mph or less, but perhaps 15mph on the islands.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk isolated thunderstorms

Very likely dry; but in afternoon and evening small risk isolated thunderstorms western mountains.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any higher slopes (extensive lower eastern slopes morning)

The mountains almost completely cloud free apart from pockets forming in rain. But cloud will shroud lower slopes up to 400 to 600m (cloud top) above glens that open out to the east in morning. The cloud will gradually disperse.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive bright sunshine, although cloud may fill in toward west in afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th July 2014

Again very warm, sunny and little wind on Friday - but the risk of an isolated afternoon storm. Less warm from the west across Scotland on Saturday, when particularly in eastern Scotland the threat of thundery bursts of rain will be higher. Less hot next week. Through the first half of the week, low cloud will become extensive western mountains, mainly Scotland (though very little low cloud Sunday). From Monday a little rain from time to time, but this will amount to very little, particularly away from the W & NW Highlands.

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