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 15th October 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for West Highlands

Dry overall, cloud breaks north. Wind generally light.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, in range 10 to 25mph, strongest around west coast, but often little wind well inland. Reaching 35-40mph after dark coastal hills.

Effect of wind on you?

Often fairly small, locally gusty some coastal hills.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Most likely completely dry

A front lies offshore to the west of Scotland. Most likely any rain associated with this stays well offshore, leaving the hills dry all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaks mostly north

Banks of cloud in places from dawn may persist across southern areas, perhaps all day in places. Breaks most widely northwards across Lochaber and west of Loch Linnhe.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% south, to 70% north/west.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine at times hazy due to high cloud. Visibility mostly very good; fog some lower slopes from dawn.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising to 5 or 6C.

Freezing Level

Lifting above all summits, but possible frost at dawn some inland glens and corries.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through weekend - areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week.

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