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 4th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 3:15pm

Today | Sunday | Monday

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of overnight thundery rain, thunderstorms and very squally winds will continue to move away northwards across Scotland leaving a residue of patchy low cloud and drizzle. This in turn will clear to leave sunshine and a scattering of showers which still may give local thunder across Wales and England.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Thundery rain and squally winds moving away northwards.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly; 30 to 45mph, easing only slowly later in day. Sudden gusts 55mph, even lower slopes.

Effect of wind on you?

Periods of considerable buffeting on the hills, in places even at low levels.

How Wet?

Thundery

Pulses of thundery rain moving northwards in morning, resulting in little rain some areas whilst other have heavy or perhaps torrential rain and hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Summits widely cloud free, but banks of cloud will form on some, even lower, slopes for a few hours in and after rain. Coastal hills on and near Skye may well have persistent low cloud from a couple of hundred metres up by midday.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly little sunshine. Intermittently good visibility, although periods of haze and very poor visibility in heavy rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12 to 15C, dropping several degrees from southwest evening.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 5th July 2015

Several days of cooler fresher conditions. Showers at times on Sunday particularly western Highlands where they may merge into longer periods of rain. On Monday a large area of rain, some of it heavy, is likely to move across all mountain ranges from the southwest. A slow improvement likely as showers on subsequent days become increasingly confined to the north and east of Scotland. Trend towards warmer sunnier conditions extending from the southwest.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions