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 Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 3:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A front lies across the far north of Scotland, producing areas of rain or showers and cloud shrouding the hills. Fewer showers further south across the Highlands, with cloud breaks to many tops. A strengthening breeze. England & Wales largely dry with sunshine, broken cloud.

Headline for West Highlands

Often dry, local showers. Cloud breaks. A fresh breeze.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly, 15 to 20mph, or 25mph into afternoon. Inland across Lochaber may reach 30mph into evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but risk increasingly blustery later in day; feeling cool in exposure.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rare showers

Isolated showers may break out, mostly inland across Lochaber during afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaking to many tops

Banks of cloud covering some higher slopes in morning, but breaking up through middle of day. Patches may linger on some higher tops in Lochaber, but many hills clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Patchwork of sun; cloud tending to fill in. Visibility mostly very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 to 4C from dawn, rising to 6C; coldest north/west Lochaber.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost possible some glens and corries around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd May 2019

A slack pressure pattern continues, with low pressure centred toward the northeast. Rather cool across northern Scotland for the rest of this week. Many places largely dry with just local brief showers or patches of drizzly rain. Mixed conditions prevail into the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond, with fairly low pressure in charge, but weather systems still moving around slowly. Expect rain from time to time, plus some heavy showers, in places giving rain for several hours. Cloud often shrouding higher terrain during or after rain. Temperatures around average for late May.

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