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 Friday 17th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 3:14pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 25 to 35mph (least wind near Clyde sea lochs), but increasing to 45 to 50mph from middle of the day.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly difficult across higher areas. Sudden gusts some lower slopes and walking arduous through some cols and passes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Drizzly rain, concentrated more western hills

Substantially dry post dawn, particularly well inland. But frequent drizzly rain soon western mountains. The rain will extend inland during morning, but intermittent and often light central highlands.

Cloud on the hills?

Almost blanket fog spreading northeast

Some summits, mainly central highlands cloud free temporarily morning. Will deteriorate as blanket fog initially shrouds western hills from lower slopes up, then spreads inland. On central highlands and near Glen Spean, most cloud will remain above 650m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%, progressively dropping to almost nil

Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine rare, if any. Visibility often poor in rain, although excellent at first, mainly well inland.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 18th August 2018

Mixed conditions will continue next week. Winds will remain generally westerly. There will be rain from time to time, although away from western mountains in Scotland, total rainfall will be fairly small. Low cloud will remain frequent, concentrated on more western mountains.

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