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 1st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 1st August 2015 at 3:34pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weakening front will take low cloud and a little rain southwards from most summits in England and Wales, but it may linger S Wales. Windy Cumbria and Scotland, and mainly W & NW Highlands, frequent rain, and here cold.

Headline for West Highlands

Frequent rain most western mountains. Windy; low cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South, veering southwesterly during morning. Will vary periodically through through day between 25 and 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain; easing afternoon. Small risk lightning.

Rain frequent and sometimes heavy, particularly western mountains later morning/middle of day, when will rarely cease. Elsewhere, and across region later in day, showers, occasionally frequent. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly west

Cloud will shroud western hills, base 400 to 600m, but will lift to 700 to occasionally above 900m afternoon. Well inland, higher, more varied base, with more breaks to 900 or 1000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun only, mainly later in day. Widespread fog, but on lower slopes well inland, visibility often very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd August 2015

Sunday: Very warm and soon fine and sunny England, Wales and then Scottish Borders. A little rain rest of Scotland. Low pressure close to western Scotland will bring upland gales or near gales, frequent rain and low cloud to Scotland Monday to Wednesday. Generally less rain, progressively southwards across Britain. Further rain then likely to come in from the west with the generally unsettled conditions continuing.

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