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 8th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 4:16pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly soon 25 to 30mph (locally lower at first), occasional gusts over 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Significant wind chill for July. Some buffeting at times across mainly higher ridges and summits.

How Wet?

Occasional showers

Areas of showery rain will clear southwards during the morning. Then well scattered showers which will turn to snow and hail across highest summits by the end of the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied amounts; clearing

Extensive above 700m early morning, but then clearing to near or above most summits, though may lower briefly to around 800m in showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine breaking through frequently from late morning. Visibility widely excellent away from showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C, but dropping from north during the day, to 4C in Lochaber by evening. Due to wind chill, it will feel like minus 3 Celsius in exposure.

Freezing Level

Above summits falling from north to 1300m by dusk.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 9th July 2015

Thursday will be dry apart from isolated brief showers. Grass frost some valleys at dawn and still chilly for July in any breeze, but winds will ease. By Friday, south to southwesterly winds will strengthen, particularly in western Scotland, where rain will persist for a few hours. However, temperatures will rise, and it will be dry for England & Wales, with plenty of warm sunshine. The weekend is likely to be changeable; areas of rain and showers. A mixed outlook continues into next week, occasionally cool, breezy and showery, but some dry, bright and warmer days.

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