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.
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 3:35pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Very little wind; extensively fine, very warm with sunshine across the mountains. Be aware of sunburn and possible dehydration. But very low cloud will shroud some eastern mountains in morning, and isolated thunderstorms will develop in afternoon.
Headline for West Highlands
Little wind; very warm, extensive sunshine. Remote thunder risk.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southeasterly, between 8 and 15mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Rain very unlikely
Low risk isolated heavy showers western mountains afternoon or evening.
Cloud on the hills?
Little if any (will affect some lower slopes).
Fragments of very low cloud may shroud lower eastern areas, most likely Loch Lomond NP, for a few hours after dawn before all dispersing, cloud top 700 to perhaps 950m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost certain by mid to late morning
Sunshine and air clarity?
Extensive sunshine; patchy cloud building up. Visibility excellent, although a haze may develop from east.
How Cold? (at 900m)
14 rising to 17C; nearer 10C where in cloud.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th July 2014
Continuing fine almost everywhere, very warm and often sunny until Saturday, although here and there an afternoon thunderstorm - possibly more widely in Scotland on Saturday. A change to west or northwesterly winds on Sunday will bring a drop in temperature, particularly to the W & NW Highlands and bursts of rain and thunder may be more widespread into England and Wales. Less warm, but extensively dry into next week.