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 Thursday 18th October 2018
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 3:09pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 10 to 15mph, although 20mph near and west of Loch Linnhe later afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated brief showers.

Risk one or two brief showers mainly or only near and west of Loch Linnhe.

Cloud on the hills?

May shroud many higher areas

After dawn, areas of cloud may still be extensive above 700 to 900m, most widely more western areas. Gradually most cloud will become confined above 1000m although fog may persist on some tops and in corries most or all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% rising to 60%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Patches of sunshine; most widely well inland. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

1150m. Slight frost many glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th October 2018

England, Wales and S Scotland: substantially dry for a week or more, and across Wales, the wind rarely strong. Frequently windy Cumbria and S Scotland. Scottish Highlands: fronts will continue to bring rain from time to time, although very little will reach eastern mountains. The rain will be extensive on Saturday on the West and particularly NW Highlands. From the weekend, long bouts of upland gales.

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