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 19th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 18th April 2015 at 3:29pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and a few bursts of rain and drizzle will spread west from the North Sea during the day, but in Scotland very little cloud will reach the W & NW Highlands. Elsewhere, a rise in cloud base westwards. Most summits colder than on Saturday, except W Scottish Highlands.

Headline for West Highlands

Fine; sunshine, most widely west. Light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Cloud may lower onto higher summits Arran and S & E Loch Lomond NP evening.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sun, although cloud will begin to develop central highlands, Loch Lomond NP and Arran later afternoon and evening. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising to 5C east and 7C west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits but ground frost some valleys at dawn

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 20th April 2015

Very little precipitation for a week as high pressure continues to dominate the weather. Cloud will come and go - most of it confined to or above highest summits, but also sunshine, most sun as the week goes on from S Scotland southwards. Most persistent low cloud will be across the NW Highlands. There is still uncertainty regarding the extent to which the weather will break, and the temperature levels next weekend.

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