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 22nd June 2018
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 3:52pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Westerly winds will result in mountains in north-west Scotland being often capped with cloud, and a little rain or drizzle possible. Otherwise, generally fair with most mountains clear throughout the day. Fairly cool, but sunshine very strong; beware sunburn.

Headline for West Highlands

Cool breeze. Low cloud mostly west, lifting. Dry overall.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly, 15 to 20, occasionally 25mph in Lochaber.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but remaining chilly where exposed on higher terrain.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no rain

Small amounts of patchy rain or drizzle possible on western hills north from Mull.

Cloud on the hills?

Covering western hills for several hours; very little inland/south

Banks of cloud mostly confined to mountains near/west of Loch Linnhe above 700 to 900m, with patches to lower slopes early in day near the coast. Cloud base tending to lift, and breaks will form to higher tops increasingly by afternoon. Well inland and across Loch Lomond NP, tops often clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% in west in morning then 60% afternoon; 80% inland & south.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Often cloudy, but some sunshine breaking through, particularly afternoon. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 6C; highest well inland. Feeling close to -5C where exposed to wind on higher tops.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd June 2018

High pressure will be in charge for the next week to 10 days or perhaps longer, bringing extensive fair weather. This weekend sees a little patchy rain and low cloud for the north-western Highlands brought in on fresh westerly winds, otherwise it will be dry with summits generally clear. Temperatures rising next week, becoming widely hot and humid. A possibility of thunderstorms developing by the end of June, but very uncertain - a chance that they do not develop at all.

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