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 18th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 17th April 2015 at 4:14pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Blustery only on the mountains of Wales (mainly mid and south). Dry with extensive bright sunshine, although cloud will tend to fill in in afternoon. The air should be very clear indeed - so superb visibility.

Headline for West Highlands

Little wind; sunshine - beware sunburn.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly, 15mph Loch Lomond NP and Arran, but elsewhere 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Rare fragments of cloud on higher slopes during morning, but the hills broadly clear throughout the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most extensive across western mountains, but cloud may fill in somewhat toward central highlands afternoon. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 rising to 7C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost some inland glens around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 19th April 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather over the next week. Winds will be light. Rain, if any, will be rare, sunshine extensive - although were it forms cloud banks will drift on only slowly. Frequently the air very clear giving excellent or superb visibility. Although often warm by day (particularly into next week), snow melt will be slow. There is just the risk of a front bringing temporarily stronger winds and low cloud to NW Scotland into Tuesday, but otherwise it may well be toward next weekend before the weather breaks.

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