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 Monday 5th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 4th October 2015 at 4:02pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

East to southeast, later veering southerly; 50mph, gusts may reach 70mph. Slight easing from south late in day.

Effect of wind on you?

Very difficult walking conditions across the hills. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain most persistent south-east

Most areas dry at dawn, and areas north & west of Glencoe may well remain broadly dry much of the day - some patchy rain slowly arriving. However, in southern areas, intermittent rain soon developing, increasingly setting in across Loch Lomond NP, and particularly The Trossachs.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming widely, lowest base south

Near/north of Glen Spean, also west of Loch Linnhe: summits may start cloud free, but the base will slowly lower to 800 to 1050m. Elsewhere, more or less blanket low cloud from a few hundred metres up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60% N & W; less than 10% S & SE.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Hazy at best. Widespread fog most higher areas, and from lower slopes up toward central belt.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 rising to 8C; but may feel closer to minus 8 Celsius where directly exposed to strong winds on highest tops.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th October 2015

Generally lighter winds Tuesday, but still areas of locally persistent rain - driest probably in W Scotland. Rain may persist across E & NE Scotland through Wednesday, although some uncertainty - risk local flooding. Often windy on the mountains, and colder from midweek, with showers in western Scotland (snow higher tops). Pressure builds across England and Wales Thursday & Friday, giving fair conditions. Uncertainties toward weekend surround progress of ex-hurricane Joaquin. At very least, expect strong south-southeasterly winds. Risk some rain far-western areas.

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