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 Sunday 21st September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 21st September 2014 at 7:14am

Summary for all mountain areas

A bright day for all mountain areas, the air much clearer compared to recently. Dry overall, and mostly very little wind. Most summits cloud free, although areas of low level cloud and fog early morning, soon mostly all clearing, apart from fragments of cloud in some corries.

Headline for West Highlands

Little wind. Dry. Most summits cloud free.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly early morning, gradually backing westerly by afternoon, but direction variable at times, and less than 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches of fog in and above some valleys after dawn, very likely all clearing by mid-morning, although fragments of cloud may linger in some corries and higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% by mid-morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine, mostly morning before cloud tends to fill in. Visibility excellent, although there may be areas of low level fog early morning.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C rising to 8 or 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 22nd September 2014

High pressure on Monday; a fine day for most mountains; early low cloud or fog soon mostly all clearing. A weak front approaches the far north-west later. By Tuesday, fronts affect northern Britain, bringing low cloud and persistent rain or drizzle to western mountains, but drier and brighter toward the east and south. Wednesday onward maintains a westerly pattern, with fronts crossing northern Britain from time to time, bringing periods of rain and low cloud, most extensive in the north and west, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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