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 Friday 3rd July 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 6:16am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very light winds most of the day, but near gale force southeasterly winds will extyend quickly northwards in the evening. Dry, and plenty of sunshine, but increasingly warm and humid. By late evening, thundery rain and thunderstorms are expected to develop across England & Wales, spreading north overnight into Saturday.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Light winds. Dry and warm. Summits most likely all clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southeasterly; western mountains on and near Skye 15 to occasionally 20mph, but elsewhere typically 10mph or less, often little wind in Sutherland. However, will strengthen slowly overnight across the region, toward gale force by dawn on Saturday.

Effect of wind on you?

Small throughout the day, but conditions will deteriorate overnight into Saturday.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Patches of low cloud may drift onto eastern coastal slopes in Sutherland, but elsewhere any fragments of low cloud post-dawn will soon disperse.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

11 rising to a warm 16C; increasing humid.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 4th July 2015

Thundery rain will progress north into Scotland by Saturday morning, leaving occasional rain and a few heavy showers well into the day, becoming brighter and fresher England & Wales. Further rain western Scotland on Sunday, a few showers elsewhere - and everywhere a significant drop in temperature. Changeable into next week, rain from time to time, most frequent across western Scotland. Intermittently warm on the hills over England and Wales.

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