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 Friday 19th July 2019
Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th July 2019 at 4:36pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain and extensive low cloud will extend north through the morning across England and Wales, reaching the Southern Uplands by midday. Across the Highlands, low cloud will break to higher tops with some sunshine and only a few showers, but patchy rain reaching southern Highlands by mid/late afternoon.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Early hill fog lifting and breaking up. A few showers. Patchy sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15 to 25mph from dawn; strongest in the north. 10-15mph or less during the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Often dry, occasional showers.

Occasional showers through the day, most frequent near west coast around dawn. These will not amount to much, with some areas missing them entirely.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Banks of cloud at various levels from dawn, fairly extensive for several hours across western hills. However, cloud will lift and break and by afternoon become mainly confined above 900-1000m with many tops clearing. Fragments reforming in showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%, but 20% western hills early morning.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Patches of sunshine developing. Visibility becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 to 8C, may reach 10C inland and east.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th July 2019

Gusty southerly winds, upland gales over the Highlands, will bring humid conditions across all areas early next week. On Monday, low cloud and rain in the north, concentrated on the west/northwest Highlands, will gradually clear north through the day. Behind this, clearer conditions across England and Wales will extend north. By Tuesday, many areas seeing very warm hazy sunshine, although some bursts of thundery rain will likely develop later in the day and overnight into Wednesday. Thereafter, marked uncertainty, but likely remaining fairly unsettled with further bursts of rain or thundery downpours.

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