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 19th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 19th April 2015 at 3:57pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and a few bursts of rain and drizzle will spread west from the North Sea during the day, but in Scotland very little cloud will reach the W & NW Highlands. Elsewhere, a rise in cloud base westwards. Most summits colder than on Saturday, except W Scottish Highlands.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Fine; sunshine, most widely west. Light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeast veering easterly 10mph morning; increasing 15mph on and near Skye and 20mph elsewhere.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Patches may form above about 400m more eastern areas from Ben Wyvis northwards - the summits could be above this cloud. Most or all western mountains free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%, but 40% easternmost areas

Sunshine and air clarity?

Ranging from extensive sun western mountains to occasional sun toward the east. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising slowly through day; perhaps to 7C western mountains south from about Torridon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits but ground frost some valleys at dawn

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 20th April 2015

Very little precipitation for a week as high pressure continues to dominate the weather. Cloud will come and go - most of it confined to or above highest summits, but also sunshine, most sun as the week goes on from S Scotland southwards. Most persistent low cloud will be across the NW Highlands. There is still uncertainty regarding the extent to which the weather will break, and the temperature levels next weekend.

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