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 Wednesday 29th June 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th June 2016 at 4:03pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

South veering westerly toward evening, 15mph, but a lull to very low speeds much of afternoon. Toward evening 15 to 20mph, perhaps 25mph Arran.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Heavy showers; small risk lightning

Overnight rain will soon ease. But scattered heavy showers will develop, most likely Lochaber, thunder possible. On Arran and possibly southern Loch Lomond NP: Constant rain for a few hours centred middle of day.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing most summits

Fragments of cloud from lower slopes up after dawn. Gradually base of the lowest cloud will rise: by mid or late morning, most cloud above 900m and highest tops may intermittently clear. But in rain, cloud base will lower again, locally back to lower slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mostly toward evening. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 or 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 30th June 2016

A long run of generally westerly winds will bring rain and low cloud frequently to all mountain areas, with the rain concentrated on western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Occasionally windy. Drier conditions likely centred on the middle of next week, but there may still be heavy showers. Wetter conditions, again focussed western mountains, will probably then return.

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