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 6th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 4:05pm

Today | Tuesday | Wednesday

Summary for all mountain areas

A good deal of dry weather apart from just isolated showers from mid-morning across most ranges. However, by then persistent rain will be reaching Wales and this will extend slowly northwards, accompanied by strengthening southeasterly winds, to reach the Southern Highlands early evening.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

A good deal of dry weather with just isolated showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West 10mph backing south and later southeasterly perhaps 30mph in west by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Small but some buffeting at higher levels possible late in the day.

How Wet?

Rain possible south late in day.

Risk of a few showers but mostly dry until rain begins to edge northwards during the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Variable amounts

Early morning patches of cloud down to 400m soon lifting and mostly clearing all but a few highest summits. Cloud may lower onto Cuillins in evening rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine with excellent visibility for much of the day though weakened by high cloud later.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 7th July 2015

Widespread showers on Tuesday though with a little sunshine in between. A band of showery rain will move southwards across all ranges on Wednesday followed by a cold northerly airflow. By Thursday showers will be confined to the north and east of Scotland by which time they will have turned to snow over highest tops where night temperatures may dip just below freezing. However, warmer air pushing north on Friday will bring wet weather to much of the Highlands with unsettled conditions extending southwards over the weekend.

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