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 Tuesday 24th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 7:14am

Summary for all mountain areas

Mostly a fair day across the mountains, sunshine best in morning. Small risk a local brief shower. Western areas generally clear, whilst occasional banks of low cloud will drift onto eastern regions, mainly Scotland. A north-easterly breeze will freshen through the day.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Breeze freshening. Dry overall; most tops clear, some low cloud east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

East to northeasterly, increasing from 10mph or less in morning, to 15 or perhaps by evening 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Dry most or all day

Isolated showers afternoon, most likely westernmost areas.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Patches of low cloud until mid, locally late morning, most widely eastern areas, will all lift and break up, leaving summits widely clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% east; 90% west.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C; rising slowly; on western mountains as high as 6C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, although local frost glens and corries at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th May 2016

A persistent east to south-easterly pattern will dominate throughout this week, into the weekend and perhaps beyond. Western mountains, particularly Scotland, will be often dry, and summits frequently cloud free. Wednesday: an area of drizzle, some bursts of rain, plus extensive low cloud, is likely to develop across England, Wales, perhaps S Scotland, persisting into Thursday, although may never reach the north-western Scottish Highlands. Toward the weekend: Warmer, but murky at times south & east, some thundery rain spreading north.

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