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 Saturday 30th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 29th July 2016 at 3:08pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Occasional bands of showers will move southwards across Scotland (affecting particularly the NW Highlands) and perhaps Cumbria. Blustery N Scotland. However, overall substantially dry, and away from the W & NW Highlands, cloud clearing the summits and excellent visibility.

Headline for West Highlands

Intermittently showery. Cloud shrouding higher areas toward NW.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers, temporarily frequent

Showers, mainly western hills north of about the A85 (east-west through Tyndrum) and on Mull. There may be a period across the region when rain rarely ceases over a couple of hours - this moving southwards in the hours after dawn.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent; lowest base northwest

Cloud very likely to shroud the mountains all day, in rain north of A85, from 350 to 550m up, lowest near the coast. Otherwise, by late morning, typical cloud base 550 to 750m, lowest coastal hills. However, in Loch Lomond NP and on Arran, most cloud above 750m by midday, and often 900 or 1000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% much of region, but by afternoon 50% Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine rare, although the sun 'in and out' Loch Lomond NP and Arran. Visibility often poor due to rain; fog across higher areas. However, often excellent visibility Loch Lomond NP and Arran,

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st July 2016

Little change for most areas on Sunday and Monday, although rain may envelop Wales. Overall, next week will see further areas of low cloud and rain come in off the Atlantic, affecting all mountain areas, particularly western mountains. There may also be a change in focus of rain over England and Wales early in the week to Scotland later in the week. Risk one or two periods upland gales later in the week.

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