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 Tuesday 16th July 2019
Forecast last updated on Monday 15th July 2019 at 2:47pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Many places often dry, but there will be a few bursts of rain around, these concentrated toward E/NE Scotland in the afternoon/evening, chance of a rumble of thunder. Cloud often above many hills. Wind fairly light. Feeling warm and quite humid again.

Headline for West Highlands

A little rain. Cloud breaks inland. Light winds.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less, may reach 20mph coastal summits around Mull.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Occasional rain, isolated heavier bursts.

Patches of rain most widely in the morning, generally amounting to very little, but may give a brief burst of rain and locally may linger over an hour or more. Small chance of an isolated thundery burst afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming confined to higher tops away from coast.

Banks of cloud covering some slopes in morning, becoming mostly confined above 800m away from patchy rain. Cloud may linger on western coastal tops much of day, whilst inland, breaks should form to many higher slopes, particularly afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% coastal hills, rising to 70% inland.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Skies often cloudy, glimpses of sun. Visibility generally good; slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 rising to 12C inland; but staying nearer 9C around the coast; feeling quite humid, especially inland glens.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th July 2019

Pressure will be fairly low, and a southwesterly airflow will prevail later this week and into the weekend. Rain frequent, with some heavy falls at times, with local variations - likely concentrated on Wales/northern England on Friday into Saturday. Cloud often covering hills, although there will be breaks. Wind typically fairly light, but strengthening intermittently. Some days feeling warm and humid, but overall temperatures close to average.

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