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 Thursday 24th July 2014 at 7:32am
Summary for all mountain areas
Little wind; very warm indeed with extensive bright sunshine across almost all mountain areas - so risk of dehydration and sunburn. However, isolated thunderstorms western mountains in afternoon, and for several hours after dawn many lower eastern areas will be foggy.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Little wind; very warm; extensive sunshine. Small risk thunder.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southerly 10mph or less, but perhaps 15mph on the islands.
Effect of wind on you?
Risk isolated thunderstorms
Very likely dry; but in afternoon and evening small risk isolated thunderstorms western mountains.
Cloud on the hills?
Very little if any higher slopes (extensive lower eastern slopes morning)
The mountains almost completely cloud free apart from pockets forming in rain. But cloud will shroud lower slopes up to 400m (cloud top) above glens that open out to the east in morning. The cloud will gradually disperse.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Extensive bright sunshine, although cloud may fill in toward west in afternoon. Visibility excellent.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th July 2014
Again very warm, sunny and little wind on Friday - but the risk of an isolated afternoon storm. Less warm from the west across Scotland on Saturday, when particularly in eastern Scotland the threat of thundery bursts of rain will be higher. Less hot next week. Through the first half of the week, low cloud will become extensive western mountains, mainly Scotland (though very little low cloud Sunday). From Monday a little rain from time to time, but this will amount to very little, particularly away from the W & NW Highlands.