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 27th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 26th January 2015 at 1:55pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

West backing southwesterly, 40mph early morning, strengthening through the day, by late afternoon to 55 or locally 65mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting on higher areas; later any mobility may be arduous. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain; sleety tops

Patchy light rain on and off, particularly western mountains, becoming persistent by afternoon; sleet initially higher areas, mostly all becoming rain up to 1000m.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; low cloud west

Blanket low cloud on western mountains, base tending to lower and increasingly shroud hills from lower slopes up near coast; slightly higher inland, 600-800m Sutherland and near Great Glen.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil west; 10% inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Extensively foggy on the hills.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C, perhaps rising slightly above freezing.

Freezing Level

Around 800m, later rising slowly toward 1000m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 28th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. From Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains. A cold pattern is very likely to last through the weekend and into early next week, with most terrain remaining frozen.

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