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 Saturday 1st October 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 30th September 2016 at 1:24pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Areas of rain and showers associated with a shallow low will cross Wales and may later affect Peak District. Elsewhere isolated showers, almost windless, superb visibility and extensive bright sunshine.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Widely almost windless. Isolated showers. Superb visibility.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction likely to vary, 5 to 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Isolated heavy showers

Much of the region dry all day. But scattered heavy showers will drift about near the coast, whilst well inland isolated showers confined to afternoon. There will be hail, or on higher summits sleet and small risk lightning.

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits cloud free

Will vary; many summits cloud free most or all daylight. Nevertheless, particularly in corries and on coastal hills, cloud will either come and go or 'hang' persistently on some tops and in corries for several hours (whilst slopes nearby remain cloud free).

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of bright sunshine; most sun well inland. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

1300m; grass frost some inland glens at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd October 2016

Overall substantially dry through next week, and summits often free of cloud. Intermittently windy, most frequently Scottish Highlands. However, some rain from time to time, mostly NW Highlands, but particularly Wales and Pennines, very little all week. Not cold.

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