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 10th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 10th October 2015 at 9:10am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and a little drizzle at first over the far northwest of Scotland. Drier, slightly colder, southeasterly winds over England and Wales will extend north across Scotland with clouds lifting and more in the way of sunshine.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Drizzly showers far west; brightening a little.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 20 possibly 25mph over islands and west coast later.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, but localised buffeting exposed ridges and summits in west.

How Wet?

Occasional rain west

A few patches of light drizzle or showery mainly rain over islands and near west coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west

Patches of cloud to below 300m over south facing island slopes rising slowly through the day. Well broken to summit levels from the start north of Ullapool and more widely later.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% rising to 50% afternoon north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Increasing chance of sunshine over mainland, but only small amounts far west. Visibilities widely very good by afternoon.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to possibly 10C.

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 11th October 2015

High pressure centred away to the northeast with a ridge to the UK will give mainly fair conditions on Sunday. A weakening band of drizzly rain will move south early Monday and fizzle out over central Scotland. High pressure centred west of Ireland will then bring a good deal of dry and fairly sunny weather early next week. As the high sinks southwards some rain, drizzle and low cloud may start to affect the north and west of Scotland from time to time later in the week.

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