The Northwest Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 27th February 2017

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 Sunday 26th February 2017 at 1:11pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly, 20mph, or post-dawn locally 25-30mph northern Sutherland.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Snow and hail showers, mainly west

Coastal areas, mainly south from Wester Ross: snow and hail showers, risk locally frequent with isolated lightning. Temporary whiteout possible. Elsewhere: frequently or completely dry, but threat of hail and snow flurries, probably only afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits clear of cloud

Coastal areas, mainly south from Wester Ross: Cloud occasionally below 500m, but generally base ranging from 750 and 1000m. Elsewhere: fragments of cloud here and there, but by late morning, persisting only on a few tops and in some corries.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50% Skye & Torridon; 80% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine, most widely away from coastal hills south from Wester Ross. Excellent visibility - but temporarily very poor or appalling in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3 or -4C

Freezing Level

450m, up to 550m coastal slopes on and near Skye. Terrain in morning mostly frozen from valleys up after a frost.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 28th February 2017

Broadly unsettled over the next week to 10 days, with complex areas of low pressure influencing the British Isles. Precipitation frequent, often in the form of heavy showers - snow on the mountains. Some places will escape dry on certain days - confidence of day to day detail is low - northern Scotland generally faring best. Colder than recently, and across Scotland, mountain terrain substantially frozen all week, and intermittently so higher tops England and Wales, although temperatures will tend to rise slowly from the south later this week.