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 31st July 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 30th July 2016 at 2:55pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to 25mph, although perhaps 30mph for a few hours in morning.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming fairly small.

How Wet?

Showery; particularly Lochaber northwards

Showers, most frequent western mountains in morning, particularly north of about the A85 (east-west through Tyndrum) and on Mull. However, showers infrequent, especially Arran, and in morning Loch Lomond NP.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent; lowest base northwest

Cloud will continue to shroud most mountains all day. Typically from late morning, the base 550 to 750m western mountains and 750 to often 900m central highlands. In Loch Lomond NP, east of Loch Lomond to Ben More (near Crianlarich).

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil Mull & near/west of Loch Linnhe to 30% Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally, mainly lower eastern areas. Visibility intermittently poor due to rain; fog across higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 1st August 2016

Rain most of the day Wales Monday, its northern edge across N England - most of Cumbria probably fine. A few showers and little wind Scotland. However, most of the coming week will see further areas of low cloud and rain come in off the Atlantic, affecting all mountain areas, particularly western mountains. There will be a change in focus from most rain being over England and particularly Wales early in the week to Scotland later in the week. Upland gales occasionally.

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