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 Friday 4th September 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 4:09pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 20 to 25mph, rarely 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but notable wind chill for early September.

How Wet?

Patchy drizzly rain

Patches of light rain and drizzle developing from the north towards midday, particularly near western coasts. Fading out to very little by evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, locally very low

Widely shrouding many hills, lowest bases coasts around Mull, as low as 300m. Well inland, and toward central highlands, may drop below 600m for a few hours around drizzly rain, otherwise lifting above 800m, perhaps often confined above 1000m in Loch Lomond NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west of Loch Linnhe; 40% toward central highlands.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sunshine mainly to southeast of higher mountains. Often foggy higher north-western areas, but otherwise very good or excellent visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 or 4C, rising temporarily middle of day to 7C; but feeling closer to (or locally below) zero where directly exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; local risk slight frost some sheltered glens around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 5th September 2015

High pressure currently located to the west of Britain will push slowly east this weekend to become centred broadly across the country by Sunday and early next week. This will bring several days of fair weather, and very light winds. Daytime temperatures improving slowly. Cloud amounts will vary, but there will be some sunshine. Clear, still nights will result in frost and patchy fog forming in many valleys and glens. Later in the week, the pattern is expected to become south-westerly, bringing an increasing risk of rain and freshening winds for western Scotland.

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