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 28th July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 27th July 2014 at 4:22pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Light winds across all mountain areas. Low cloud may be extensive early morning, but should gradually lift, and by afternoon become confined to only higher tops in the Highlands. Essentially dry all day, although odd pockets of drizzly light rain.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Light winds. Dry overall; low cloud gradually lifting.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Variable 10mph or less, becoming southwesterly 15-20mph by afternoon, may strengthen to 25mph on Skye toward dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Very little or no rain

Pockets of fine drizzle around cloud, otherwise dry all day. A little light rain and drizzle may move onto far western mountains toward dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but gradually lifting

Cloud may shroud the hills extensively after dawn, but gradually lifting, and by midday, just patches of cloud remaining on higher areas.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% morning, rising to 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sunshine. Foggy on many higher areas in morning, soon nearly all clearing. Visibility becoming excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9 to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 29th July 2014

Often breezy over Highland Scotland this week, with cloud frequently shrouding the western hills, plus light drizzly showers. Generally dry for England and Wales, with little if any rain, and cloud only confined to higher western areas. Toward the end of this week, showery bursts of rain may become more widespread.

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