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 30th August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 29th August 2014 at 3:26pm

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of fronts wrapped around a low centre will result in areas of low cloud and showery rain on many western mountains, although S Scotland and Cumbria may well fare better, being between the fronts. Windy, on some higher summits approaching or reaching gale force.

Headline for West Highlands

Windy; often raining; cloud shrouding the hills.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West veering northwesterly 30 to on higher areas 40mph

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting across the hills, perhaps considerable where exposed on higher slopes.

How Wet?

Intermittent rain

Pulses of rain and drizzle, most constant western mountains; often dry Arran and eastern and southern Loch Lomond NP.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive; lowest base west

Hills covered in cloud most or very likely all day. On western hills widespread above 500m, occasionally 300m, whilst well inland and also Arran the range between 450 and 800m. There may be a slight improvement later in day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Few if any glimpses of sun. Widely foggy on the hills and lower down, visibility often restricted by rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st August 2014

Fine with cloud lifting off many summits on Sunday, whilst a weak front will bring extensive low cloud to mountains near the Irish Sea on Monday - although it will clear, perhaps quickly the Southern Uplands. Most or all next week will then be fine and very warm, although possibly cooler and cloudy over N Scotland. There is though a small risk of strengthening southerly wind on Thursday, followed overnight and perhaps into Friday by rain.

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