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 2nd September 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 1st September 2014 at 3:27pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very likely fine on all mountain areas, with nearly all summits substantially free of cloud. Winds will be very light indeed, although a definite breeze W & NW Highlands. Visibility mostly excellent.

Headline for West Highlands

Very likely fine; extensive cloud, above most summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southwesterly 10 to perhaps 20mph Mull and near and west of Loch Linnhe.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Risk isolated drizzle

Small risk isolated drizzle Mull and west of Loch Linnhe.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly or all clearing

Most summits are likely to be either clear of cloud or will clear during the morning. But on Mull and near and west of Loch Linnhe, summits may be frequently covered above 800 to 1000m, the higher bases in the afternoon. Also, summits above about 1200m may remain covered.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, mainly well inland in morning. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C, rising to 10C away from western summits.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A long period of fine, intermittently sunny and very warm weather with light wind for almost all mountain areas. However, cloud will come and go on higher areas of W Scotland until later in the week, and as winds turn easterly, low cloud will also affect more eastern mountains, in the morning the cloud perhaps also affecting eastern summits in Wales. Still just the threat of a little rain in some areas on Friday before becoming fine again.

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