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 Saturday 23rd July 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 3:28pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weak front will bring a little rain here and there and areas of low cloud, although the rain more steady for a few hours coastal W & NW Highlands - where also blustery. Elsewhere, the wind light.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Becoming blustery western hills; low cloud & a little rain, mainly west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; 10-15mph, but on western hills, initially on and near Skye, strengthening to 30mph in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain occasionally, mostly afternoon

Light rain occasionally. But from late morning for several hours more constant rain western summits from Skye and Knoydart north to Wester Ross and spread slowly northeastwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west; very little elsewhere

Cloud base will rise through morning, with most summits cloud free frequently from late morning, but in rain patches will form from about 800 or 900m. However, on coastal summits north as far as Wester Ross, cloud will lower to shroud the hills from lower slopes up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, dropping to 20% western summits south from Torridon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sunshine. The air generally very clear.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 24th July 2016

Generally west or southwesterly winds through to the end of the month will bring rain intermittently across most mountain areas, the rain concentrated on western mountains of Scotland. Cloud will often shroud higher areas, particularly western mountains. Wind speeds will only occasionally be strong. Rain and low cloud will become widespread from the west on Sunday, then a few showery days, albeit by Wednesday few showers from S Scotland southwards. Turning wet again Thursday.

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