The Northwest Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 19th March 2018

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.)

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Forecast last updated on Monday 19th March 2018 at 7:20am

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring a cold and dry day to most mountain areas with just a few residual snow flurries here and there; these mostly across eastern hills. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds across Wales will give severe wind chill. Least wind northwest Scotland.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Dry with light wind. Some sun; extensive towards Skye.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 10 to 20mph, strongest morning. May ease to very low speeds afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Nearly all summits free of cloud

Cloud will cap a few higher summits, most likely in morning Ben Wyvis and summits north of Assynt.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine; but cloud likely to increase from the north through the day. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-6C rising gradually to -3C through daylight.

Freezing Level

Terrain from glens up frozen after dawn. Lower slopes will begin to thaw, by late afternoon up toward 550m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cold and dry weather with light wind early in the week will give way, initially in Scotland, mid-week as winds turn westerly and rain (intermittently snow higher areas) begins to come in. Temporarily a thaw up to highest summits in Scotland. By next weekend, frequent precipitation, but on highest summits in England and Wales and widely Scottish highlands, temperatures will frequently revert back to below freezing point.