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 25th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at 3:02pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly, 10mph or at times less inland, but on coastal summits south from Wester Ross and also N Sutherland, 15 to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, particularly inland.

How Wet?

Isolated showers later

Dry for many hours, perhaps most or all day some areas. Risk isolated showers, mainly inland by later afternoon. Toward dusk, some persistent rain possible around Skye.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Early low level fog, mainly glens in Sutherland, but the hills clear most or all day. Patches may form to low levels where rain develops later.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine may well be extensive, although perhaps hazy due to high thin cloud. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9C rising to 11 or 12C, warmest northern areas.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 26th August 2016

Scattered showers in NW Scotland on Friday, otherwise a dry day with plenty of sunshine and light winds. This weekend, a complex area of low pressure is expected to push rain slowly northwards - possible thunder as humidity rises - although Scotland is likely to escape dry during Saturday. Showery conditions Sunday into Monday - risk of gusty winds. By the middle of next week, a changeable Atlantic regime is likely to prevail, with rain and low cloud focused on western mountains.

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