West Highlands Forecast

Western Highlands accessible from, and south of, Glenfinnan (Road to the Isles) and Glen Spean (includes Creag Meagaidh). This area include Ben Nevis and the mountains around Glencoe. In the east, includes Ben Alder south to Loch Lomond and Trossachs NP. Includes Arran and Mull.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 29th June 2017
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 10:48pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low pressure will bring an unseasonably windy day across Scotland with severe upland gales, significant wind chill and rain, which will be incessant across the east Highlands. Across England and Wales, rain and drizzle on and off with extensive low cloud, but winds easing during afternoon.

Headline for West Highlands

Rain, extensive cloud, and upland or severe upland gales.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northeasterly, 40 to 55mph; strongest winds not necessarily on the highest tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Mobility difficult with significant buffeting and wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain soon setting in

Dry post dawn, especially hills west of Loch Linnhe. However, rain will quickly spread to all areas during the course of the morning, and then rarely abate all day. Least rainfall south of A85 (east-west through Tyndrum).

Cloud on the hills?

Soon becoming extensive

Some summits cloud free for a few hours after dawn, perhaps all morning summits near the coast. Otherwise, soon deteriorating with extensive low cloud enveloping all hills during morning and persisting thereafter. Highest bases, 800-1000m, hills west of Loch Linnhe, Arran and near Loch Lomond NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%; deteriorating to 20% from east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun possible some western coastal hills at first. Visibility deteriorating to become poor due to rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C becoming 6C. Will feel as cold as minus 9C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above tops

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 30th June 2017

Further low pressure systems over the Atlantic will extend across northern Britain during this weekend. Rain or showers frequent, at times persistent, often accompanied by blustery winds - gale force on higher tops some days. Temperatures rather cool, particularly in Scotland. Next week is expected to remain changeable, with occasional rain, but some drier and brighter days, and temperatures should become warmer.

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