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 1st October 2014

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 3:09pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly: overnight gales will ease at or Loch Lomond NP and Arran soon after dawn. Through day, typically 20 to 25mph, but 30mph highest tops Lochaber northwards late in day.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher northern areas.

How Wet?


Rain late in night will clear from northwest soon after dawn - possibly mid-morning Arran and Loch Lomond NP. Occasional showers will follow, mainly Lochaber and Mull northwards. Wet snow highest summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Often shrouding higher tops

Extensive cloud across the hills at first will lift markedly from northwest. Cloud will become rare below 800m and often 1100m western hills, whilst well inland 900m to often above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine, especially well inland. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Soon dropping to 4C

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fine most mountain areas on Thursday, but upland gales extending across the Scottish Highlands from the west, and areas of low cloud Wales and S Pennines, mainly morning. From Friday very much more unsettled, upland gales intermittently, and areas of constant rain and also showers frequently. Generally colder. Underfoot, away from the W & NW Highlands, still very dry - although progressively less so, particularly western mountains.

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