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 Saturday 23rd May 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 3:56pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Soon southwesterly. Strengthening afternoon and evening: Less than 10mph most of the day but strengthening from west through afternoon 25 to higher areas Lochaber northwards 35mph. .

Effect of wind on you?

Small most or all morning, before through afternoon walking becomes difficult, especially higher western and northern hills in region, where significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry until evening

Rain will spread in off the Atlantic toward or during the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Mountains substantially free of cloud. But a few patches will form, mainly morning on western summits. In evening base will drop to 400 to 700m widely although cloud mostly above 900m near Loch Treig and near/north of Glen Spean.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine - but extensive high level cloud will thicken. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 or 2C rising to 4 to 7C, lowest coastal mountains. Will feel as cold as minus 9C on western summits toward evening.

Freezing Level

900m at first, but by about midday above the summits. Risk slight frost in some valleys at first.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 24th May 2015

A series of weak fronts will progress southeast around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. The result will be intermittent low cloud shrouding mainly western mountains and rain from time to time, mainly W & NW Highlands. Still intermittently cold enough for snow highest Scottish tops. Still chilly and generally wetter late next week, and as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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