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 Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1:31pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A dry and fine day overall, although patchy rain and lowering cloud arrives in north-western Scotland later in the afternoon. Breezy on Scottish mountains, mostly light wind elsewhere. Areas of valley fog.
Headline for The Northwest Highlands
Wind strengthening and rain arriving in west later.
How windy? (On the Munros)
West backing southwesterly in the range 25 to 40mph, tending to increase in the afternoon, risk 45-50mph Skye & west coast.
Effect of wind on you?
Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas and may result in widespread buffeting in west.
Rain developing west
Substantially dry, but during the afternoon, increasing threat of rain spreading onto western coastal mountains, perhaps setting in extensively on Skye (snow higher tops).
Cloud on the hills?
Confined to higher areas
Cloud may be only patchy and mostly confined to western mountains above 750-900m, but threat as rain develops of the cloud base dropping markedly on western summits south of Ullapool.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
60%; reduced to 10% west later
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine, mainly away from western hills may well give way as cloud thickens. Very good visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits, but slight frost some inland glens in morning.
All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th November 2014
A weak area of low pressure will affect the British Isles through midweek, with low cloud and patchy rain affecting England and Wales. Staying substantially dry in Scotland. Winds mostly light. Later in the week, upland gales developing, and rain spreading from the Atlantic onto western mountains in particular. Freezing level often confined to near or just above most higher Scottish summits, although some frost in valleys.