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 Tuesday 29th July 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 28th July 2014 at 9:51pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud & drizzle western Scotland, but mostly dry & cloud only higher areas further east. An area of cloud associated with a weak front will move south across England and Wales, clearing from north afternoon. Breezy in north.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Breezy. Cloud on the hills; drizzly rain west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 25 to 35mph, tending to strengthen through day.

Effect of wind on you?

Ease of walking may be impeded where exposed on higher ridges and summits.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain, mainly west

Intermittent drizzly rain western mountains throughout the day; the rain infrequent east of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the hills

Cloud likely to shroud most mountains all day, bases around 600-700m, perhaps lower around west coasts. Breaks may develop to 900-1000m well inland for a few hours in middle of the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sunshine, mainly valleys well away from the west coast. Widely foggy higher areas; below cloud visibility often poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 or 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 30th July 2014

Often breezy over Highland Scotland this week, with cloud frequently shrouding the western hills, plus light drizzly showers. Generally dry for England and Wales, with little if any rain, and cloud only confined to higher western areas. Toward the end of this week, showery bursts of rain may become more widespread.

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