The Northwest Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 26th September 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 Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 3:08pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales Cumbria northwards, increasingly severe northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Occasional rain, although the rain persistent W/NW Highlands. Fine with light winds Peak District and Wales. Many summits from Snowdon range northwards cloud covered all day.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

Upland severe gales; rain and fog across the hills.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to 60mph. May drop toward 30mph north of Ullapool.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely very difficult on higher areas, and in some areas through cols and passes. Sudden gusts some lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain continuing; most or all day

Rain may rarely cease, particularly summits within 10 to 15miles of the west coast, where very wet underfoot. Less wet progressively eastwards - total rainfall small Ben Wyvis and other easternmost summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket fog across the hills

Cloud across the mountains, the fog frequently forming on lower slopes, particularly toward the west coast. There may be breaks in the cloud up to 650m on summits well inland, perhaps 850m Ben Wyvis.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine not expected. Hazy; and poor visibility in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C far north; 9C elsewhere. Will feel as cold as minus

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th September 2018

High pressure, generally centred over or near S Britain will bring extensively dry conditions over the next 10 days. However, around the periphery of the high in Scotland, intermittently windy (particularly north), and weakening fronts will bring occasional rain southwards. Higher Munros often close to freezing point, and slight frost many valleys some nights.