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 Thursday 2nd July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 1:49pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 20mph, perhaps intermittently 25mph near and west of Loch Linnhe.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Risk thunderstorm

A few pockets drizzly rain coastal hills, including near Clyde sea lochs. Otherwise, isolated thunderstorms, most likely afternoon, giving locally heavy or torrential rain and hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive west; breaks developing

Very varied: particularly where overnight heavy rain, some slopes, in places even lower slopes will be cloud covered. Through the day, the cloud will tend to lift away from coastal hills, with most cloud above 600m south of A85 (through Tyndrum) and 1100m northern Lochaber and Creag Meagaidh.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% south to 60% north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun only. Areas of fog higher areas, generally most persistent toward south and from Arran to Mull.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd July 2015

Very warm and widely sunny on Friday, before a broad band of thundery weather moves north across Britain Friday night and Saturday. Further rain western Scotland on Sunday, just a few showers elsewhere - and everywhere a significant drop in temperature. Further rain from time to time early next week, most rainfall will continue to be across western Scotland. Intermittently warm on the hills over England and Wales.

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