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.)
Forecast last updated on Monday 1st September 2014 at 3:27pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Very likely fine on all mountain areas, with nearly all summits substantially free of cloud. Winds will be very light indeed, although a definite breeze W & NW Highlands. Visibility mostly excellent.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Very likely fine; extensive cloud, above most summits.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly 10mph near Great Glen to 20mph western and northern summits.
Effect of wind on you?
Risk isolated drizzle
Small risk isolated drizzle west coastal mountains
Cloud on the hills?
Mostly clearing; may persist west
Most summits are likely to be either clear of cloud or will clear during the morning. But western summits may be frequently covered above 800 to 1000m, the higher bases in the afternoon, and cloud may persist above about 1200m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchy sunshine, mainly well inland in morning. Excellent visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
7C, rising to 10C away from western summits.
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 3rd September 2014
A long period of fine, intermittently sunny and very warm weather with light wind for almost all mountain areas. However, cloud will come and go on higher areas of W Scotland until later in the week, and as winds turn easterly, low cloud will also affect more eastern mountains, in the morning the cloud perhaps also affecting eastern summits in Wales. Still just the threat of a little rain in some areas on Friday before becoming fine again.