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 4th September 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 4:09pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 20 to 25mph, occasionally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but notable wind chill for early September.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain for a few hours

Light rain and drizzle becoming increasingly persistent for several hours during morning, particularly west coastal mountains & Sutherland, spreading inland & south, before slowly fading out to very little by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, low western coasts

Widely shrouding the hills, lowest bases around coasts in west & north, often as low as 300m. Well inland, and toward Kintail, lifting toward 800m, perhaps higher toward evening.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% west coast; 30% inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sunshine to southeast of higher mountains, mostly late in day. Often foggy on the hills, but otherwise very good visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, rising temporarily to 7C; but feeling closer to (or locally below) zero where directly exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 5th September 2015

High pressure currently located to the west of Britain will push slowly east this weekend to become centred broadly across the country by Sunday and early next week. This will bring several days of fair weather, and very light winds. Daytime temperatures improving slowly. Cloud amounts will vary, but there will be some sunshine. Clear, still nights will result in frost and patchy fog forming in many valleys and glens. Later in the week, the pattern is expected to become south-westerly, bringing an increasing risk of rain and freshening winds for western Scotland.

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