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 1st March 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 28th February 2015 at 1:57pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to 60mph, gusts locally 75mph at first. Easing only very slowly through the day toward 40-45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions and severe wind chill from lower slopes up; any mobility arduous on higher terrain.

How Wet?

Frequent snow

Almost constant precipitation, particularly western mountains, widely falling as sleet, snow or hail to low levels, giving whiteout, small risk thunder. North from Assynt, precipitation less frequent.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the hills

Cloud across the mountains most of the day, at times forming from lower slopes up, particularly western coastal mountains. Later on, and north from about Ullapool, breaks to higher areas.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Overall little sun; but one or two substantial breaks in the cloud may give bright sun. Wide ranging visibility; at times excellent, but appalling in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 2nd March 2015

Continued cold and windy conditions early in the week: frequent upland gales and considerable precipitation focussed western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Snow will fall to lower slopes Tuesday & Wednesday. From Thursday on, less cold overall, with cycles of freeze and thaw. Whilst high pressure tries to build across southern Britain, most of the mountain regions may remain in a strong westerly flow, with frequent precipitation and periods of upland gales into the weekend and perhaps beyond.

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