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 27th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 4:15pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Continuing chilly for late May. Generally deteriorating from the west as drizzly showers merge into almost constant rain for some areas, and cloud, covering many higher areas most or all day, lowers further. Windy northern Scotland and in the evening near the Irish Sea.

Headline for West Highlands

Wind dropping slowly. Rain/low cloud extending slowly NE.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly; will tend to drop slowly from 30mph morning to 20 to on higher tops 25mph late afternoon and evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming fairly small, although likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas in morning.

How Wet?

Rain or snow higher tops; mainly later in day.

Drizzly on and off western mountains all day. But slowly, with rain will become more frequent. Least rain near Loch Treig and near and north of Glen Spean to the east of Glen Roy

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, lowest south and west

Increasingly forming below 400 or 500m, although a little higher well inland, and often above 800 to 1000m near Loch Treig and near and north of Glen Spean to the east of Glen Roy.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional glimpses of sun near Loch Treig and near and north of Glen Spean to the east of Glen Roy. Widespread fog higher areas. Well inland, often excellent visibility below cloud

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C, rising to 3C well inland.

Freezing Level

1050m or above

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 28th May 2015

Frequently cold over the next week, with precipitation at some stage on most mountain areas more or less daily. Often this will be as heavy showers, with hail and mainly on the Scottish Highlands, snow on higher areas. There will also be thunder. As the cold weather continues, mainly on the Scottish Highlands, there remains considerable snow cover, this blocking access to some routes. There are strong indications of a reversal in weather pattern around the middle of next week, with pressure building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring fine, and later in the week warm weather.

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