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 26th July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 25th July 2014 at 3:39pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm on most mountain areas. However, colder air and rain will reach the W & NW Highlands. Most other areas dry with sunshine, but a few thunderstorms will develop, mainly across Highland Scotland. Again be aware of dehydration and sunburn.

Headline for West Highlands

Turning cloudy; increasingly wet; risk thunder east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10 to 20mph, strongest west, where for a few hours, speeds may reach 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Increasingly wet; risk thunder

Substantially dry morning. Then areas of steady rain edging in from west, but well away from west coast, also bursts of heavy thundery rain developing (ahead of the lighter steadier rain). Later afternoon and evening will ease to the odd shower from west.

Cloud on the hills?

Forming from west

Hills largely cloud free, for most areas into the afternoon. But in rain, cloud will form on higher slopes, and slowly cloud, as low as 300m will envelop western hills and lower cloud will slowly develop eastwards.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% dropping to 20% by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will give way as cloud extends east across region. Very likely increasing haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

13C dropping toward west to 9 or 10C through afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 27th July 2014

Cooler next week, particularly from mid-week. Through the week, occasional showers or steady rain, but overall often dry. At the end of the week, there may well be a deterioration to windier wetter weather.

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