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 Thursday 31st July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 3:03pm

Summary for all mountain areas

The wind light, especially across Scotland. Drizzly showers on many western mountains in morning will extend inland to most mountain areas, some heavy with small risk of thunder. Extensive cloud shrouding particularly western mountains.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Showery; cloud shrouding the hills. Little wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Frequent rain, especially west. Small risk lightning.

A mix of drizzle and rain, at times persistent on western mountains, and also, particularly afternoon, heavy showers. Northern Sutherland may have very little rain. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent low cloud

Extensively shrouding the mountains above around 500 to 700m western mountains, rising well inland to 600 to occasionally 900m. Most cloud by midday may also be above 900m in N Sutherland.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sunshine, mainly well inland and N Sutherland. Fog across the mountains; even below cloud, visibility poor in drizzle.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 or 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 1st August 2014

Areas of rain, some heavy, are likely on the mountains on Friday and over the weekend. Generally the rain patchy on Friday, but there may be areas of heavy thundery rain over the weekend, although on Sunday there is considerable uncertainty as to how quickly the rain becomes confined to Scotland as it clears from the south. It may also be windy on Sunday.

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