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 27th July 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 26th July 2016 at 3:08pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 25 to perhaps 35mph higher summits Lochaber and Creag Meagaidh area.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on higher areas, particularly Lochaber.

How Wet?

Showers, but rain almost constant for periods Lochaber northwards.

Showery rain, frequent western mountains, in morning in particular northern Lochaber and Creag Meagaidh, the rain rarely ceasing. Showers few if any Arran, and often dry Loch Lomond NP.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly north

Persistent cloud across most mountains; the cloud extensive above 450m western hills and 650m with rare breaks above 850m well inland. However, in eastern Loch Lomond NP cloud will lift toward 800m, and persist only on the higher tops on Arran.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil most areas, but 20% Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Brief bursts of sunshine, mainly Central Highlands and Arran. The air very clear below cloud and away from rain, but fog widely higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 28th July 2016

Little change in the general weather pattern: westerly winds will continue to bring extensive cloud and intermittent rain to particularly western mountains. However, from Friday until Monday the wind will be more northwesterly, bringing showers, but overall on many western mountains, relatively low rainfall in total. Cloud base will often be much higher than recently, particularly around the Irish Sea.

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