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 30th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 12:52pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy on higher areas. Mild air will bring extensive very low cloud to most mountain areas, but here and there will break in the afternoon. There will also be pockets of drizzle. In N Scotland, patchy rain, and initially near freezing point higher tops, but many summits clear of cloud.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Windy; occasional rain. Low cloud, mainly west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly in the range 25 to 35mph, gusts locally 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small lower areas, but where exposed on higher areas, likely to give significant buffeting.

How Wet?

Occasional rain.

Rain intermittently mainly morning, although total rainfall small.

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits clearing

After dawn, pockets of fog, and patches of cloud at various levels. Much of this will break, leaving fragments on some higher tops, mainly Knoydart. However, on Skye and nearby mainland coastal summits, cloud may persist above 400-600m all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% on and near Skye to 70% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine here and there. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C rising to 8C

Freezing Level

Soon above summits. Frost possible at first in some valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st October 2014

Broadly fairly quickly changing weather over the coming week to ten days. Frequently windy, and particularly on western mountains, rain at some stage almost daily. Bands of persistent rain will be interspersed with lengthier more showery periods - when on higher Scottish summits, there will be snow. However, at present fresh lying snow will be temporary.

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