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 Tuesday 13th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 12th October 2015 at 3:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Areas of low cloud and perhaps isolated pockets light rain, mainly SE Scotland and N England associated with the remnants of a front will gradually break up. Otherwise, many summits free of cloud; excellent visibility and apart from mid and Swales, the wind light.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Fine; little wind. Many summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction will vary, less than 10mph and calm on some summits. But on western mountain, becoming southerly 10 to 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Many summits free of cloud. But here and there higher tops and corries cloud covered (locally for several hours, whilst nearby summits are cloud free). Cloud may be most persistent Skye, base 600 to 800m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive (sometimes hazy through high level cloud). Excellent visibility; fog some glens at first.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but ground frost many glens and corries overnight and post-dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 14th October 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather for a week to ten days, bringing long periods of light wind, well broken cloud and excellent visibility to the hills. Rain will be rare. However, now and again, the remnants of a front will drift around the high bringing over a few hours a little light rain here and there, and more widely cloud will shroud higher areas. Highest Scottish summits intermittently near freezing point and at night many valleys will have a slight frost.

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