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 Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 3:35pm
How windy? (On the Munros)
South or southeasterly 10mph or less, but perhaps 15mph on the islands.
Effect of wind on you?
Risk isolated thunderstorms
Very likely dry; but in afternoon and evening small risk isolated thunderstorms western mountains.
Cloud on the hills?
Very little (but extensive lower slopes Loch Lomond NP morning)
The mountains almost completely cloud free apart from pockets forming in rain. But cloud will shroud lower slopes up to about 700m (cloud top) Loch Lomond NP in morning. The cloud will gradually disperse.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Extensive bright sunshine, although cloud may fill in, particularly west, in afternoon. Visibility excellent.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 25th July 2014
Again very warm, sunny and little wind on Friday - but the risk of an isolated afternoon storm. Less warm from the west across Scotland on Saturday, when particularly in eastern Scotland the threat of thundery bursts of rain will be higher. Less hot next week. Through the first half of the week, low cloud will become extensive western mountains, mainly Scotland (though very little low cloud Sunday). From Monday a little rain from time to time, but this will amount to very little, particularly away from the W & NW Highlands.