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 Saturday 30th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 29th August 2014 at 3:26pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

West veering northwesterly 25mph to at times 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on higher areas.

How Wet?


Showers, and on some mountains near the coast, the rain and drizzle constant for an hour or two.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive; lowest base coastal hills

Hills covered in cloud most or very likely all day. Toward the coast, widespread above 550m, occasionally 300m, whilst well inland the range between 450 and 800m. There may be a slight improvement later in day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Few if any glimpses of sun. Widely foggy on the hills and lower down hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st August 2014

Fine with cloud lifting off many summits on Sunday, whilst a weak front will bring extensive low cloud to mountains near the Irish Sea on Monday - although it will clear, perhaps quickly the Southern Uplands. Most or all next week will then be fine and very warm, although possibly cooler and cloudy over N Scotland. There is though a small risk of strengthening southerly wind on Thursday, followed overnight and perhaps into Friday by rain.

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