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 Monday 23rd September 2019
Forecast last updated on Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 4:01pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of several fronts will give extensive fog and patches of rain and drizzle after dawn. Conditions will slowly improve: most rain will die out and generally cloud base progressively rise. Wales, after a lull to some sun will deteriorate quickly from SW afternoon.

Headline for West Highlands

Wind light. Drizzly rain slowly fizzling out. Cloud base slowly rising.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Patches drizzle and rain

Pockets of rain, typically lasting an hour and also drizzly showers, will move slowly north. Total rainfall small. The rain all clearing from the south mid to late afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive; cloud base slowly lifting

Fog extensive post dawn; in some areas, from lower slopes up. Will gradually improve. Fog will hang on some higher slopes (and a few lower slopes) all day, but generally in afternoon, most cloud above 800 to 1050m, generally highest near and north of Glen Spean and west of Loch Linnhe.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil, rising to 20% or near Glen Spean 40% by mid-afternoon

Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull and misty post dawn. Overall slowly improving with cloud slowly thinning and in places breaking to give a few patches of sun. By late afternoon, sunnier much of region, and very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 24th September 2019

Low pressure will dominate the weather all week, bringing frequent rain and low cloud, and intermittently strong upland winds. As several areas of low pressure track across the country, the weather pattern will often be complicated, making day to day local detail difficult to forecast. However, there remains strong evidence that the driest area will be areas near and north of the Great Glen.

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