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 20th September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 19th September 2014 at 4:13pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Substantially dry for the Scottish Highlands; a few showers far north-west. Small amounts of showery rain from the Southern Uplands southwards. Low cloud shrouds many hills in the morning, but many summits across Scotland clearing. Much clearer air spreading from the north. Winds mostly light.

Headline for West Highlands

Generally dry; early low cloud lifting off most summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps locally 20mph near west coast.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Little if any rain

A few patches of rain here and there, most likely morning, but amounting to very little, and it may well remain substantially or completely dry. Low risk a brief shower west of Loch Linnhe.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Cloud fairly extensive on higher areas after dawn, locally forming from lower slopes upward. Improving through the morning, and many summits clearing, although some higher cols and tops may hold cloud for a few hours. Hills toward the central belt likely slowest to clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% by late morning; 80% Loch Lomond NP.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine developing from north. Excellent visibility developing with the haze having mostly cleared, or clearing during the day toward the central belt.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 to 9C, highest south

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st September 2014

Much clearer and cooler air will have spread across all mountain areas by Sunday. High pressure then brings a couple of dry and bright days on Sunday and Monday, with much improved visibility and most summits cloud free. A weak front approaches the far north-west late on Monday, then from Tuesday onwards, high pressure sinks southwards, allowing westerly winds to bring fronts in off the Atlantic. By Wednesday and Thursday, periods of rain become more frequent, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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