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 22nd October 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 7:27am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Winds, not strong, off the North Sea will bring extensive cloud; this shrouding many higher summits. However, on more eastern ranges from Wales northwards, extensive cloud will shroud higher hills all day and north from the Pennines a little rain is likely.

Headline for West Highlands

Light wind; patches of sun mainly near west coast. Fog many higher tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeast or easterly 15 to 20mph; generally strongest Loch Lomond NP and Arran in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Dry most areas. A little rain Loch Lomond NP/central highlands afternoon.

Rain occasionally, not heavy, may reach central highlands and most likely Loch Lomond NP in the afternoon. Will fall as snow above about 950m.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher tops, particularly Loch Lomond NP/central highlands

Extensive cloud Loch Lomond NP above about 500m and 600 or 700m central highlands and Arran. Elsewhere, cloud base mostly above 750m, and apart from fragments on some slopes and corries, will be confined above 1000 or 1100m (though highest tops could be above the cloud).

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% central mountains to 60% toward west coast

Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine, mainly near and west of Loch Linnhe and Mull. Visibility excellent; some haze lower slopes Loch Lomond NP, Jura and Mull.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Mostly above higher tops, although close to freezing above 1150m, particularly where in cloud. Frost some valleys and sheltered corries after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 23rd October 2016

Substantially dry on all mountain areas and winds often light over the next week to perhaps ten days, although wetter conditions at times across the W & NW Highlands around the middle of next week. Otherwise, cloud will come and go, and occasionally areas of low cloud and rain will affect some areas, principally eastern mountains this weekend. Summit temperatures generally just above freezing point this weekend, but will tend to rise through next week.

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