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 23rd July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 3:35pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very little wind; extensively fine, very warm with sunshine across the mountains. Be aware of sunburn and possible dehydration. But very low cloud will shroud some eastern mountains in morning, and isolated thunderstorms will develop in afternoon.

Headline for West Highlands

Little wind; very warm, extensive sunshine. Remote thunder risk.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, between 8 and 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Low risk isolated heavy showers western mountains afternoon or evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any (will affect some lower slopes).

Fragments of very low cloud may shroud lower eastern areas, most likely Loch Lomond NP, for a few hours after dawn before all dispersing, cloud top 700 to perhaps 950m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain by mid to late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine; patchy cloud building up. Visibility excellent, although a haze may develop from east.

How Cold? (at 900m)

14 rising to 17C; nearer 10C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th July 2014

Continuing fine almost everywhere, very warm and often sunny until Saturday, although here and there an afternoon thunderstorm - possibly more widely in Scotland on Saturday. A change to west or northwesterly winds on Sunday will bring a drop in temperature, particularly to the W & NW Highlands and bursts of rain and thunder may be more widespread into England and Wales. Less warm, but extensively dry into next week.

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