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.
Forecast last updated on Monday 22nd September 2014 at 7:15am
Summary for all mountain areas
A ridge of high pressure will bring most mountains a dry day with light wind. But as a weakening front approaches, NW Scotland will deteriorate to become wet and windy in the afternoon.
Headline for West Highlands
Mostly fine, but deteriorating from NW afternoon: windy and wet.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly, 15mph, but in afternoon strengthening 20mph, but locally 30mph Mull and toward the west of Loch Linnhe.
Effect of wind on you?
Fairly small, but on northwestern mountains, significant buffeting setting in during afternoon.
A little rain west late in day
Patchy light rain developing by mid-afternoon Mull and west of Loch Linnhe, and a little rain then developing across region by dusk.
Cloud on the hills?
Becoming extensive west later
A few pockets of low cloud in the morning, should lift off most summits. But on Mull and west of Loch Linnhe cloud often above 800m, and tending to lower further through afternoon.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
70%, but dropping to 10% northwest through afternoon
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine will fade as high cloud thickens. Visibility mostly excellent, although hazy low levels and increasingly on higher areas from northwest.
How Cold? (at 900m)
6 rising to 8C
Above the summits
All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 23rd September 2014
A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring rain bearing fronts in from the west, particularly during the mid-week period. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Often windy, with one or two periods of upland gales across Highland Scotland. Next weekend may become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Many mountain areas are now very dry indeed underfoot.