The Northwest Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 22nd February 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 Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7:32am

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy Scottish Highlands. Fog will shroud many higher areas morning, but by afternoon this extensive only westernmost Scotland as far north as Skye. There will be a few snow flurries from this cloud. Most terrain frozen, after a widespread frost.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland winds near gale. Most summits free of fog. Isolated snow flurries.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 30mph but 35 to perhaps 40mph in morning on western coastal mountains, mainly on/near Skye.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas. Local sudden gusts lower slopes (mainly north of major summits). Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Little or no preciptation

Snow flurries near coastal hills on and near Skye.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits free of cloud, but extensive coastal areas on and near Skye

Most cloud confined above 1000m after dawn, but soon lifting to clear the summits. But on Skye, western summits Knoydart north to west coastal Wester Ross, banks of fog above 500 to 800m, lowest Cuillins, will come and go all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90% but 20% on and near Skye

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive and excellent visibility. However, little sun and more hazy coastal hills north to Wester Ross.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C, or locally a degree or so higher toward the far north. Will feel as cold as minus 15 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

650m. However, lower terrain widely frozen in morning after a frost.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 23rd February 2018

The hills persistently sub-freezing, and most valleys below freezing point night and into the morning, over the next 7 to 10 days. Some fresh snowfall, mainly eastern mountains from Sunday or Monday, but across the west, precipitation will be negligible - and skies often clear of cloud.