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.)
Forecast last updated on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 3:37pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Very widespread low cloud - from lower slopes upwards will stream in from off the North Sea, the base lifting and on some western mountains breaking up. There will be a little rain and drizzle. Blustery, particularly England and Wales.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Locally blustery; hazy sunshine, mainly west.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southeasterly 20 to locally 30mph
Effect of wind on you?
Small many areas, but where exposed on higher areas, and locally lower slopes, will impede ease of walking.
Cloud on the hills?
Most hills cloud free
Persistent cloud from lower slopes upward eastern mountains from about Ben Wyvis northwards. The cloud will break up westwards with most or perhaps all west coastal summits cloud free.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
80% west to 20% east
Sunshine and air clarity?
Areas of sunshine, particularly western mountains; more hazy.
How Cold? (at 900m)
3 to 5C
Above the summits but slight frost some glens in morning.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 29th November 2014
This weekend; areas of low or very low cloud, but south from about the Scottish Borders, the mountains may well be above fog and murk. Blustery Scottish Highlands. Temporarily colder with snow showers, mainly W Scotland early next week, after a rain bearing front moves southeast across the country. But for most of the week, rain rare England and Wales, light winds and hills often cloud free. In Scotland, increasingly windy northwards and although frequently dry, rain from time to time, mainly NW Highlands. The expectation over the next 10 days of significant cold weather and snowfall is very low.