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 15th September 2014

Today | Tuesday | Wednesday

Forecast last updated on Sunday 14th September 2014 at 3:45pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive very low cloud across eastern hills and mountains, plus persistent drizzly rain. However, many summits remain clear in western Scotland; a little hazy sunshine. Early low cloud lifting in west Wales & Cumbria. Mostly light winds.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Many western summits clear; hazy sunshine. Low cloud toward east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeast becoming easterly, typically 10 to 15mph, may increase 20-25mph toward dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Essentially dry all day; risk of drizzly rain spreading onto eastern-most hills in Sutherland toward evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Most western summits clear; low cloud east

Most or all western mountains cloud free, but low cloud in eastern areas early morning may increasingly spread across Sutherland and hills near the Great Glen in the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% west coast & Skye; 40% Sutherland by afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most extensive western mountains. Hazy at low levels, although visibility may be good on higher slopes. Fog across eastern hills, may become extensive during the afternoon.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9C where in cloud toward the east, rising to 11 or 12C in the west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 16th September 2014

On Tuesday & Wednesday, eastern mountains remain shrouded in very low cloud and drizzly rain, whilst western areas remain largely dry, and summits often free of cloud. Haze not as dense as recently. Warm in the west, cooler in the east where cloud persists. Later in the week, little change to the dominant pressure pattern, with a mild east to southeasterly flow; high pressure broadly influencing northern Britain, bringing plenty of dry weather, although low cloud may linger toward the east.

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