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 Wednesday 31st August 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 3:29pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwest or westerly 40 to occasionally 50mph. Will tend to drop a little later afternoon and evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking on higher areas all day. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Showers; sometimes frequent

Overnight rain will ease before dawn to showers. Nevertheless, the rain frequent, particularly western mountains, for periods middle of day until mid or late afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent all day

Blanket low cloud; lowest base western hills where typically base varying from 450 to 650m. Well inland, most cloud above 600m, with a few breaks above 800m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare, if any, glimpses of sun. Persistent haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C. Will feel as cold as minus 6C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 1st September 2016

Generally southwest or westerly winds this week will bring rain and low cloud in off the Atlantic from time to time, although in most areas total rainfall will be small, and cloud will often lift off the summits. Driest conditions will be Wales and southern Pennines. The weekend and early next week remains uncertain, albeit that the majority of forecasts bring swathes of rain, low cloud and strong winds east across Britain - at present though there is little consistency in forecast timing.

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