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 Monday 3rd August 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at 3:14pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly up to 45mph post dawn. Will ease to around 30 or 35mph midday and in Sutherland 20 or 25mph afternoon. Will begin to strengthen again from southwest evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting where exposed on the hills.

How Wet?

Rain now and again, mainly south

Substantially dry morning Sutherland and east of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie, although now and again a few bursts of rain until mid-afternoon. Elsewhere, rain on and off morning, then dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

On and near Skye, mountains often cloud covered above 750m, patches below 500m, although may lift to or above higher summits at times. Elsewhere, cloud rare below 750m, and often confined to or above highest summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% western areas south of Ullapool to 80% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sun, but away from western mountains south from Torridon; extensive sun later afternoon and evening Good visibility, but a haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 4th August 2015

Continuing quickly changing weather, and on Tuesday widespread upland gales. Generally less windy and showery Wednesday, although later in the day rain likely to envelop areas near the Irish Sea. Beyond, rain still frequent, often falling as showers.

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