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 Saturday 30th August 2014 at 4:16pm
How windy? (On the Munros)
Northerly at first, gradually backing Southerly by early to mid-afternoon 15mph or less most of day. But strengthening through afternoon to 30-25mph and 45mph west in evening.
Effect of wind on you?
Mostly negligible, but from west through afternoon, fairly suddenly significant buffeting developing on higher areas.
Rain late on
Isolated showers at first, and rain spreading inland late afternoon and into the evening.
Cloud on the hills?
Mostly or all clearing; slowest to clear west
Cloud widely on higher, particularly western summits morning. By midday, cloud rare below 900m and most summits well inland will have cleared. Most remaining summits clearing during afternoon, but will reform, most widely, on and near Skye late afternoon onwards.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
80% by midday
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchwork of sunshine, mainly well inland. The sun will fade as as high level cloud thickens in afternoon. Excellent visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
7 rising to 9C
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 1st September 2014
Most or all next week will then be fine and will become very warm, although possibly cooler and cloudy over N Scotland on some days. There is a small risk of strengthening southerly wind later on Thursday, followed overnight and perhaps into Friday by a little rain, this most likely in Highland Scotland.