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 Friday 22nd May 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st May 2015 at 3:55pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive low cloud and a little drizzly rain concentrated on western mountains will gradually clear from the north as a weakening front progresses southwards. Winds; approaching gale force higher Scottish Highland summits will also ease, particularly west in evening.

Headline for West Highlands

Wind gradually easing. Low cloud mostly clearing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly mostly 35mph, but dropping a little during afternoon and in evening to 25mph east and 20mph coastal hills.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult where exposed on higher areas until late afternoon or evening. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain (snow higher areas) clearing

Rain on and off, mainly western hills; very little central highlands, will during morning clear away from north.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive before mostly clearing

Widespread low cloud; forming from lower slopes upward west coastal hills. Will from north middle of day break, initially slowly. But by mid or late afternoon there may well be only rare fragments on higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% at first; rising from later morning to 80% by evening

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sun will extend south. during the afternoon Fog will clear afternoon with the visibility becoming excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 to 4, dropping to 1 or 2C from north.

Freezing Level

Above the summits before dropping to 1100m by midday.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd 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 later next week, and as area of low pressure moves gradually toward Scotland.

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