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 Friday 6th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 3:24pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Dry almost everywhere, although isolated bursts of rain late in day (most likely near remnants of a front S/E Scotland). Light wind, but slowly strengthening Wales. Temperatures lifting above freezing point higher Scottish summits. Becoming warm England and Wales.

Headline for West Highlands

Light wind; patchwork of sunshine morning. Isolated rain.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction variable, less than 10mph, often almost windless.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Isolated, if any bursts of rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any by late morning

Rare fragments of cloud above 900 to 1100m in morning, but most cloud above the hills all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, mainly morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 6C.

Freezing Level

1250m morning, otherwise above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 7th May 2016

Much of the next week to 10 days will be dry and often warm. Banks of very low cloud will often shroud eastern mountains - sometimes higher areas above the cloud and winds often light. However, the detail less certain this weekend with some risk (lower than earlier envisaged) of areas of showery rain, in places heavy with thunder. There remains considerable lying snow across Highland Scotland. Despite the higher temperatures, day by day loss of snow cover will take place slowly.

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