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 Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 4:15pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Extensive cloud will shroud most western mountains all day, with frequent drizzly showers. Eastern Scotland and Pennines essentially dry, and cloud only on higher areas. Breezy for northern Britain.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Breezy. Extensive cloud on hills; frequent drizzly showers.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Westerly, 25 to 35mph.
Effect of wind on you?
May impede ease of walking on higher areas.
Drizzly showers, mostly west
Drizzly rain and light showers throughout the day, most frequent western mountains.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; lowest base west
Cloud will remain persistent across the hills, lowest bases in the west around 500-600m, but toward the east, cloud often confined above 800-900m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost zero west; 10% east.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Occasional patches of sunshine, mostly away from west coast. Extensively foggy on higher areas; below cloud visibility poor in rain.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 31st July 2014
Mostly light breezes for the rest of the week, but cloud frequently shrouding the western hills. Persistent drizzly rain in western Scotland on Thursday, may become more extensive during Friday. This weekend: low pressure is expected to bring rain and showers to many areas on Saturday, although Sunday may bring an improvement.