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 Saturday 27th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 26th August 2016 at 3:18pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Little wind. Most summits will be free of cloud. The air will be extremely clear across the Scottish Highlands, but more hazy southwards into England and Wales. Here and there a shower, but toward evening, thundery rain likely to develop east Wales and Peak District.

Headline for West Highlands

Light wind. A few showers. Cloud gradually clearing summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwest backing southerly. After dawn 10 to 15mph, lightest Loch Lomond NP and Arran. By mid-aftenoon, less than 10mph across W Highlands.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Risk showers

Dry nearly everywhere. But isolated drizzly showers early morning near west coast Mull northwards, and risk of a few showers inland afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Gradually lifting and clearing

Most summits will clear by midday. Nevertheless, cloud extensive higher areas for several hours after dawn, although the base will slowly rise. Higher summits near and west of Loch Linnhe and on Mull may not clear until mid-afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% mid-morning; rising to 90% by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine becoming weak as high level cloud becomes extensive. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 28th August 2016

Showery on Sunday. Over the Peak District and Wales, the rain extensive with thunder in places, particularly morning. A mixed week next week. Winds predominantly coming in off the Atlantic, will bring rain to W & NW Scotland later Monday, continuing through Tuesday, whilst elsewhere after a fine day Monday, low cloud will shroud western mountains all day Tuesday. Clearing to a few showers across Scotland on Wednesday whilst a band of rain progresses southwards elsewhere. Further rain likely Thursday night or Friday.

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