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 Friday 1st August 2014 at 3:46pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.
Headline for West Highlands
Areas of heavy showers developing. Little wind.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Direction likely to vary, but mainly southerly, 10mph or less.
Effect of wind on you?
Showers; becoming heavy
Showers; turning heavy and in places frequent by afternoon with small risk thunder. By afternoon, fewest showers near the coast.
Cloud on the hills?
Often covering higher tops
Fairly extensive cloud on the hills after dawn. Gradually base will lift; by midday most cloud above 900 to 1100m, although lower patches for up to a couple of hours in and after showers.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Occasional glimpses of sun. Visibility excellent, but deteriorating in rain.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014
Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.