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 Monday 25th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 24th May 2015 at 4:27pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly dry most mountains, although occasional drizzly showers may come and go in north-west Scotland. Low cloud likely to plague many western hills, but mostly confined to higher areas inland and toward east. Wind speeds fairly light. Limited sunshine overall.

Headline for West Highlands

Rare drizzly rain. Low cloud west, confined to higher areas inland.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly 20 to occasionally 25mph, but intermittently dropping to 15mph during afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Risk a drizzly shower

Substantially dry. But pockets of light rain and drizzle here and there during morning, amounts small, then fading away afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming confined to higher areas

Widespread cloud shrouding western mountains above 600m during morning, locally 400m coastal hills. The base may lift slowly, and particularly away from west coast, becoming confined above 800 to 1000m. Toward dusk, cloud will again extensively lower from west across the hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west; rising to 40% middle of day inland

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sun breaking through, mainly valleys well inland. Excellent visibility below cloud, but often foggy many summits, especially west.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C rising toward 3 to perhaps well inland 5C.

Freezing Level

1000m, but will gradually lift above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th May 2015

During the first half of the week, low cloud will persistently shroud many western mountains, accompanied by an occasionally brisk west or northwesterly breeze, as a series of weak fronts drift around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. Very little precipitation overall, but drizzly rain (occasionally snow higher Scottish summits) will come and go in the West Highlands. Locally still notable snow cover higher Scottish mountains, will thin only slowly. Later in the week, still chilly and generally wetter as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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