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 28th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 27th April 2015 at 4:25pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

West or southwesterly 20 to 25mph. Late in the afternoon, direction may become variable, easing to 15mph or less. Around dusk, small risk increasing suddenly to 40mph toward Knoydart.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow and hail; risk lightning

Snow and hail showers throughout the day; particularly toward Skye & Torridon, these may become very frequent or the precipitation almost constant over 3 or 4 hours, giving risk of whiteout. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Quickly varying cloud base, breaks to higher tops, particularly morning and well inland. But near precipitation patches below 600m - extensively so where precipitation becomes widespread.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine. Intermittently superb visibility, but appalling or near zero in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5C, rising a little to -3C; but may feel colder than -15C where directly exposed to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

400 rising to 650m, but may drop during precipitation. Frost many glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 29th April 2015

Remaining cold until the end of the week. Showers of snow and hail, at times merging into longer periods of precipitation will continue through Wednesday and Thursday. Away from showers visibiliity will be excellent or superb. Toward the weekend, indications favour unsettled, although less cold conditions.

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