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 Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 9:24am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cool, quite strong, northerly winds will bring higher wind chill levels than normal for early September. Still the risk of some showers from often rather cloudy skies, but these will be fewer and lighter than on recent days, though risk that these may still be a bit more widespread England and Wales. Excellent visibilities away from any showers.

Headline for West Highlands

Cool northerly winds; a few showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 20 to 35mph, strongest Central Highlands later in day.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small south & west. Likely to impede ease of walking on higher central areas.

How Wet?


A few brief showers, mainly afternoon - snow possible Ben Nevis summit.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher areas.

Cloud base will rise through the day, and also from north to south. Mull, west of Loch Linnhe and near/north of Glen Spean, cloud rare below 800m by late morning, with breaks to 1050m afternoon. Further south, cloud rare below 1150m by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun only most of region. There may be more sun Arran and S Loch Lomond NP. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 5C.

Freezing Level

1200m or by afternoon above the summits. Slight frost in some valleys and corries until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 3rd September 2015

Almost completely dry over the next week or more as high pressure, centred just west of Britain, edges closer and perhaps covers much of UK by early next week. Often cool and rather cloudy. On Thursday and at times through until the weekend, temperatures on highest tops Scottish Highlands close to freezing point. Ground frost possible sheltered areas, mainly valleys at night. Hint of warmer weather next week.

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