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 Sunday 30th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 3:35pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly. Ranging from 25 to 30mph morning, strongest Sutherland and higher tops Wester Ross. Will ease slowly toward 20mph by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on higher areas, mainly morning toward north.

How Wet?

Showery; small risk lightning.

Broadly, showers throughout the day. But north of Ullapool in afternoon the rain will become frequent, or perhaps constant over a few hours. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lowest base west

Cloud base on western hills from late morning, typically 450m in rain to otherwise 600m, to perhaps occasionally 800m on and near Skye. Well inland by late morning, most cloud above 750m, with a few breaks above 900m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% west to 30% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun western mountains on and near Skye and also well inland. Intermittently excellent visibility below fog on higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 31st August 2015

A lengthy showery period with chilly northerly winds through the first half of the week. Away from N Scotland, many summits will often be cloud free and the air will become increasingly clear giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will be rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night as the light wind remains northerly.

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