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 1st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 31st July 2015 at 3:57pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weakening front will take low cloud and a little rain southwards from most summits in England and Wales, but it may linger S Wales. Windy Cumbria and Scotland, and mainly W & NW Highlands, frequent rain, and here cold.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Frequent rain most western mountains. Windy; low cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South, veering southwesterly during morning. Mostly 20 to rarely 30mph Sutherland. Elsewhere, variation through day between 25 and 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas, although mostly fairly small Sutherland.

How Wet?

Rain; only occasional Sutherland. Small risk lightning.

Rain frequent and sometimes heavy western mountains south of Ullapool, particularly later morning/middle of day, when will rarely cease. Elsewhere, and across region later in day, showers, occasionally frequent. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly west

Cloud will shroud western hills south of Ullapool morning, base 400 to 600m, but will lift to 700 to occasionally above 900m afternoon. Elsewhere, higher, more varied base, with more breaks to 900 or 1000m away from western summits in Sutherland and on Ben Wyvis.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%, but less than 10% western areas south of Ullapool morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun Sutherland and east of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie and later elsewhere. Widespread fog, but on lower slopes well inland and Sutherland, visibility often very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd August 2015

Sunday: Very warm and soon fine and sunny England, Wales and then Scottish Borders. A little rain rest of Scotland. Low pressure close to western Scotland will bring upland gales or near gales, frequent rain and low cloud to Scotland Monday to Wednesday. Generally less rain, progressively southwards across Britain. Further rain then likely to come in from the west with the generally unsettled conditions continuing.

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