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 Sunday 2nd October 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 1st October 2016 at 3:20pm

Tomorrow | Monday | Tuesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, strengthening slowly from 10mph morning (or less in Sutherland), to 20-30mph late afternoon - strongest west coast, perhaps 35mph before dusk on Skye.

Effect of wind on you?

Small most or all day, but will increasingly impede ease of walking west coastal summits through afternoon.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Pockets of cloud will persist some higher tops and corries and perhaps more widely above 750m on Skye. Otherwise summits free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent or superb visibility (after fog some glens in morning).

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, although slight frost some glens at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 3rd October 2016

A strong area of high pressure developing across Scandinavia will block the progress of Atlantic weather systems during the week ahead. Overall substantially dry, and summits often free of cloud. However, risk of some rain during Tuesday, mostly toward the W & NW Highlands as fronts graze Scotland, but particularly Wales and Pennines, very little all week. Intermittent strong to gale force southerly winds on the mountains, most frequently Scottish Highlands. Not cold.

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