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 23rd October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 7:27am

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy all mountain areas, widely gale force Cumbria northwards, strongest Scottish Highlands. Widespread low cloud, from lower slopes upwards west. Rain and drizzle, mainly west, incessant and heavy W Highlands.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland gales; often raining, most frequently near Skye.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult where exposed across the hills. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain; frequent south; showers elsewhere

Rain most of the day western mountains south of about Torridon, particularly on and near Skye. Further north, showers. Burns/rivers in spate on and near Skye.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; very low west

Blanket low cloud western mountains south of Ullapool, base 300 to 500m, although may tend to lift a little through the day. Higher bases elsewhere: frequent breaks to 800-1000 Ben Wyvis, and also Sutherland.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% western tops south of Ullapool to 30% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine Sutherland and east of Achnasheen to Loch Cluanie. Widely foggy and lower down poor visibility toward southwest. Often good visibility elsewhere.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th October 2014

Over the next week, Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales, often raining with cloud shrouding particularly western mountains. Snow intermittently higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Less windy and wet on mountains in England and Wales, although on Friday, rain may only slowly clear south across Wales and southern Pennines.

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