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 Thursday 29th June 2017
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 10:48pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low pressure will bring an unseasonably windy day across Scotland with severe upland gales, significant wind chill and rain, which will be incessant across the east Highlands. Across England and Wales, rain and drizzle on and off with extensive low cloud, but winds easing during afternoon.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Rain, extensive cloud, and upland gales.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northeasterly, 35 to 45mph; strongest winds not necessarily on the highest tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Mobility difficult with significant buffeting and wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain soon setting in

Dry for a few hours post dawn, especially near west coast where there may be no rain until afternoon. However, rain will spread in from the east and rarely cease for the rest of the day much of region. Least rain Kintail and Skye.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming extensive from east

Some summits cloud free for a few hours after dawn, and toward west coast until into afternoon. Otherwise deteriorating with extensive low cloud enveloping the hills from the east. Highest bases, 700-900m, coastal hills from Torridon southwards but forming on lower slopes elsewhere.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% dropping to less than 10%, but 20% near west coast.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun some western coastal hills at first. Visibility deteriorating to become poor where raining.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C becoming 6C. Will feel as cold as minus 9C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above tops

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 30th June 2017

Further low pressure systems over the Atlantic will extend across northern Britain during this weekend. Rain or showers frequent, at times persistent, often accompanied by blustery winds - gale force on higher tops some days. Temperatures rather cool, particularly in Scotland. Next week is expected to remain changeable, with occasional rain, but some drier and brighter days, and temperatures should become warmer.

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