The Northwest Highlands

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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Viewing Forecast For

The Northwest Highlands
Saturday 19th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

After a chilly start, a fine day will follow with a patchwork of sunshine. Chance of a few bursts of rain here and there, mainly inland in the afternoon. High cloud bases with hills extensively clear, although some banks of hill fog at first; particularly SE Highlands.

Headline for The Northwest Highlands

A fine day with light winds and patches of sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of a few bursts of rain; likely to amount to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Summits extensively or completely cloud free.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, although overall extensive high level, sometimes thin cloud layers. Excellent visibility although there may be increasing haziness through the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Locally 5C near the coast post dawn, but typically 11C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

The Northwest Highlands
Sunday 20th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Low confidence in forecast: Little wind, but likely becoming easterly 10 to 20mph later.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Risk of a scattering of showers developing from late morning onwards, but many hills missing these and staying dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little away from showers.

Much of the day, hills widely clear. Although in and around showers and also for a time around dawn, some banks forming higher tops, mainly in the east.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 to 9C; highest in afternoon in west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

The Northwest Highlands
Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 5 to 15mph, perhaps 20mph at times coastal hills.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Bursts of showery rain here and there

A scattering of showers through the day; locally heavy in the afternoon with small risk thunder. However, some hills staying dry; particularly coastal hills afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clear, occasionally capping tops.

Banks of cloud some higher slopes around dawn, will lift to or above tops through morning. Then hills mostly clear, but in and around showers may cap tops again.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, perhaps extensive coastal hills in afternoon. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C, but lifting to 6C inland by afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Fairly chilly pattern early next week, but mostly fine with hills often clear as a ridge of high pressure dominates. However from midweek onwards, whilst turning warmer, it will become more changeable with the risk of pulses of showery rain from time to time as pressure gradually lowers from the west. However, there will still be some dry and fine periods; these conditions perhaps predominating still across eastern areas where broadly any rainfall amounts will be small.