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 27th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 1:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Dull, murky weather with fog in some valleys but on the hills in many areas from lower slopes up. Highest cloud base will be on western mountains, and mainly in NW Scotland will break up. Fairly light wind. Higher Scottish summits sub-freezing.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Locally blustery; fine, many western summits clear of cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 20 to perhaps on and near Skye locally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, although some buffeting may develop on and near Skye.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Western summits may well be cloud free

Patches of cloud above 700-900m, mostly away from western .

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine perhaps extensive, particularly northern areas. Fog in some glens, but higher up visibility may be excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

1200m; perhaps a slight frost in some inland glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 28th November 2014

The remnants of the murky weather with low cloud will persist through the weekend, but slowly transitioning to fog in the valleys and some lower slopes, whilst above an inversion, many mountains enjoy superb visibility and very warm. A front will move southeastwards on Monday, followed over 48 hours by cold air (sub-freezing above typically 800m). Then as pressure builds from the south, becoming fine most areas, but frequent snow showers and upland gales on Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday W Scotland. The fine weather may then extend to the north of Scotland. Thus little prospect of significant snowfall.

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