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 Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 7:19am

Summary for all mountain areas

Very little wind; extensively fine, very warm with sunshine across the mountains. Be aware of sunburn and possible dehydration. But very low cloud will shroud some eastern lower slopes in morning, and isolated thunderstorms will develop in afternoon.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Little wind; very warm, extensive sunshine. Remote thunder risk.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, between 8 and 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Low risk isolated heavy showers western mountains afternoon or evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Very unlikely

Very low cloud may shroud some lower eastern areas for several hours after dawn, but will gradually disperse through the morning. Cloud top 400 (mostly) to 650m. Isolated cloud higher slopes near rain afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine; patchy cloud building up west. Visibility excellent, although a haze may develop from east.

How Cold? (at 900m)

14 rising to 17C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th July 2014

Continuing fine almost everywhere, very warm and often sunny until Saturday, although here and there an afternoon thunderstorm - possibly more widely in Scotland on Saturday. A change to west or northwesterly winds on Sunday will bring a drop in temperature, particularly to the W & NW Highlands and bursts of rain and thunder may be more widespread into England and Wales. Less warm, but extensively dry into next week.

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