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 2nd October 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 1st October 2016 at 3:20pm

Tomorrow | Monday | Tuesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, strengthening slowly from 10mph morning (or less in central highlands) to 15-25mph late afternoon - strongest west coast, perhaps 30mph before dusk on/near Mull.

Effect of wind on you?

Small most or all day; later may impede walking on higher tops in far west.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Pockets of cloud will persist some higher tops and corries and perhaps more widely above 650m on Arran to Mull. Otherwise summits free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent or superb visibility (after fog some glens in morning).

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, although slight frost some glens at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 3rd October 2016

A strong area of high pressure developing across Scandinavia will block the progress of Atlantic weather systems during the week ahead. Overall substantially dry, and summits often free of cloud. However, risk of some rain during Tuesday, mostly toward the W & NW Highlands as fronts graze Scotland, but particularly Wales and Pennines, very little all week. Intermittent strong to gale force southerly winds on the mountains, most frequently Scottish Highlands. Not cold.

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