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 Monday 5th December 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 1:45pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 5 to rarely 10mph, at times windless.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

No precipitation

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive. Visibility excellent or superb on higher areas above low level haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C around Great Glen, up to locally 3C near west coast; little change with height.

Freezing Level

Above many summits, but 800 to 1000m Great Glen & Kintail; also a frost in most glens and some corries in the morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th December 2016

South to southwesterly winds will strengthen markedly by midweek, bringing unsettled conditions for several days, likely continuing through next weekend, although confidence of day to day detail is low by the end of the week. Upland gales or severe gales at times. Fronts will bring extensive low cloud and occasional rain, mostly focused on western hills and mountains. The air will originate over the mid-Atlantic, resulting in very mild temperatures, which will bring a thaw of most remaining snow cover.

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