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.
Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd August 2014 at 4:23pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A cool north-westerly breeze continues, still feeling chilly for August. Scattered showers, in the morning mostly northern Scotland, and also Wales. By afternoon, risk of a cluster of perhaps thundery showers Borders & Pennines.
Headline for West Highlands
Showers. Summits widely clearing. Cool breeze.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Northwesterly 15mph, occasionally dropping to 10mph, perhaps locally 20mph Mull and Arran.
Effect of wind on you?
A scattering of showers, most widespread coastal areas early morning, but mostly inland middle of the day onward. Sleet highest tops.
Cloud on the hills?
Many summits cloud free
Cloud will shroud coastal areas above 700 to 900m, but by afternoon, breaks to 1000m. Well inland, most cloud soon above 900m, and increasingly confined above the tops, especially central highlands, Loch Lomond NP & Arran.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
50% west coast; 80% inland; 90% Loch Lomond & central highlands.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bright sunshine - most widely in morning well inland, cloud may increasingly fill in during afternoon. Excellent or superb visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
4C; rising to 6C well inland. Remaining particularly cold for August.
Just above the summits; but slight frost until after dawn in valleys and corries well inland.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 24th August 2014
Until Sunday night, cold on the mountains - and also at night in many valleys with ground frost some nights. Scotland: remaining substantially dry for several days ahead, the air very clear and many summits free of cloud. Atlantic fronts threaten by about Wednesday, bringing increasing wind, cloud and rain to particularly western mountains. England and Wales: fine on Sunday until rain edges into Wales late on. Then rain and areas of low cloud on Monday as an Atlantic low crosses southern Britain, improving on Tuesday.