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 16th September 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 15th September 2014 at 2:03pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive very low cloud and patches of drizzle across eastern hills and mountains particularly early in the day. However, some summits may remain clear in western Scotland with a little more in the way of hazy sunshine more widely in the west later in the day. Early low cloud lifting in west Wales & Cumbria. Mostly moderate easterly winds.

Headline for West Highlands

Low cloud lifting mainly west. Drizzle possible east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

East becoming southeasterly, 10 to 20mph, tending to ease through day.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

A little drizzle, mostly inland

Drizzly rain at times, mostly central highlands and Loch Lomond NP, increasingly patchy further west and may stay substantially or completely dry near & west of Loch Linnhe.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk low cloud south & east

Western mountains north from Glencoe largely cloud free, apart from early patches of cloud. Toward Loch Lomond NP, low cloud may persist for many hours, perhaps also Arran.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sunshine may be extensive around west coast. Little if any sun toward the central highlands, where it may remain widely foggy on the hills.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Ranging from 8C in cloud in Central Highlands, to 12 perhaps 13C western mountains.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th September 2014

On Wednesday and into Thursday, eastern mountains will remain shrouded in very low cloud with local drizzle, whilst western areas remain largely dry apart from an isolated afternoon shower, and summits increasingly free of cloud. Haze not as dense as recently. Warm in the west, cooler in the east where cloud persists. Later in the week and possibly into next week as well, little change to the dominant pressure pattern, with high pressure away to the north and northeast continuing to bring mild east to southeasterly flow. However, low cloud may linger toward the east.

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