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 Tuesday 7th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 8:07am

Summary for all mountain areas

An unsettled day; often breezy, strongest winds southern regions, but locally light winds in the Scottish Highlands. Areas of persistent rain, and slow moving thundery showers. Higher areas often shrouded in cloud.

Headline for West Highlands

Often light winds. Areas of persistent rain; risk thundery showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South veering slowly westerly, mostly 15 to 20mph, but for many hours may drop to 10mph or less, particularly in Lochaber.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly very small

How Wet?

Frequent rain or showers; isolated lightning.

Pulses of rain throughout the day, may merge into near constant rain, although locally it may be dry for several hours. Occasional heavy and perhaps thundery showery bursts; risk lightning.

Cloud on the hills?

Often extensive

Tops mostly covered with patches to as low as 300m on southern slopes in more persistent rain. Rarely clearing above 800m in west, but occasional breaks may form to 1000m or higher well inland by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Only brief glimpses of sunshine. Often foggy many higher areas, but intermittently very good visibility when dry.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Around 9 or 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 8th July 2015

A band of showery rain will move southwards across all ranges on Wednesday followed by a cold northerly airflow. By Thursday showers will be confined to the north and east of Scotland by which time they will have turned to snow over highest tops where night temperatures may dip just below freezing. However, warmer air pushing north on Friday will bring wet weather to much of the Highlands with unsettled conditions extending southwards over the weekend.

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