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 29th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 3:34pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 20 to locally 25mph morning, easing 15 to locally 10mph afternoon and evening.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers - some heavy

Showers, concentrated western summits morning before mostly transferring inland In afternoon. Hail, and sleet highest summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Base lifting; clearing most southern summits

Cloud base will tend to rise. Patches after dawn below 600m. But by midday, cloud rare below 700m, with breaks to 900 or 1000m, and toward Loch Lomond NP, cloud often confined above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% north to in afternoon 70% south

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mainly morning and through the day coastal hills. Fog higher areas, mainly north morning. Below cloud often excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C; rising to 6C, except Mull and Jura

Freezing Level

Mostly just above summits. Will drop toward 1200m toward dusk coastal summits, and then through the night progressively inland. After dark, slight frost some valleys and corries.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 30th July 2015

Low temperatures on most mountains until the weekend; coldest Thursday on the Scottish Highlands, when highest tops will be below freezing point, giving snow in showers. Broadly showery on Thursday, nearly all the showers along the spine of Britain. By Friday dry England and Wales, but rain from time to time Scotland, turning increasingly wet western hills. On Saturday, a weakening front will take rain away from hills in England and Wales before fine on Sunday. Scotland showers, mainly Saturday.

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