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 August 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at 3:14pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weak warm front will move north, bringing a deterioration over a few hours to rain and low cloud. However, this will only reach N Scotland late in the day, but clearing Wales, N England and into the afternoon S Scotland, to give warm sun. Quickly becoming windy late in day west.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Deteriorating late in day: increasingly windy; rain (mainly south).

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 15mph. After a lull, in afternoon backing southerly and by late afternoon 20mph. Before dusk 30 or perhaps on and near Skye 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small; but particularly south of Ullapool will make walking increasingly difficult late in the day.

How Wet?

A little rain late in day

Dry; before through afternoon or across Sutherland toward and through evening, rain develops. Except near Skye, rain amounting to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most or all summits

Cloud widely across higher areas post dawn, lowest base western hills. Through morning, the base lifting, with only fragments left here and there afternoon. Cloud base will drop to shroud higher summits south of Ullapool and perhaps below 600m on and near Skye.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, later 20% western summits south from Torridon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine developing before high level cloud makes sun increasing weak from the south. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C rising to 8C, but 6C Skye.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 3rd August 2015

Monday to Wednesday. Upland gales or near gales; frequent rain western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Showers elsewhere, least rain S & central Pennines and Wales. A band of persistent rain will come in from the west late Wednesday. Less windy later in the week, but further rain, mostly falling as showers. Less cold through the week.

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