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 September 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 7:41am

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive fog/very low cloud coming in off the North Sea will shroud hills extensively, albeit many higher summits will be above the cloud, and little will reach western areas. Otherwise, still very hazy, particularly S Scotland southwards. Locally blustery. Warm.

Headline for West Highlands

Sunshine will slowly come through from the west. Light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 15 to locally 20mph east.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk light drizzle southeast at first

Isolated fine drizzle in cloud eastern and southern Loch Lomond NP in morning.

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Patches of very low cloud, although extensively Loch Lomond NP and central highlands. This will more or less all break up through middle of day, although possibly persisting well into the afternoon eastern and southern Loch Lomond NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% east to 60% west, rising to 80% generally afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine west, but foggy elsewhere, particularly Loch Lomond NP and central highlands morning. Sunshine will slowly extend east Very good visibility north; increasingly hazy southwards.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12C, locally 9C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th September 2014

Bursts of rain and a few thunderstorms will extend north as far as southern Scotland on Friday and particularly Saturday. However, colder and much clearer air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland on Saturday and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.

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