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 Sunday 11th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 10th October 2015 at 3:53pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 20mph increasing later across far western ranges to 25mph, although toward Loch Lomond NP & Arran, often nearer 10-15mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small but localised buffeting at higher levels, mainly Mull later in the day.

How Wet?

Occasional mostly light rain

Risk through the day of patches of rain, drizzle and showers, later becoming a bit more widespread west, though still often light.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive many areas, some breaks north & west

Patches of low level cloud early morning, but well inland toward the central highlands, risk widespread blanket low cloud, persisting much of the day, the base lifting only slowly. Areas around & west of Loch Linnhe may see breaks to higher summits for several hours. Gradually low cloud becoming extensive most areas later.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% south & central areas; 40% N & W Lochaber.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sunshine. Areas of extensive fog from lower slopes up, particularly central & southern areas morning; generally hazy at lower levels.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 12th October 2015

High pressure will be the dominant weather pattern over the coming week to perhaps 10 days and beyond. It will be centred over Britain, then mainly west of Ireland from midweek, bringing a good deal of dry and fairly sunny weather. There will be ground frost many glens and valleys where skies are clear during the first half of the week, and a little early mist, but soon clearing. As the high sinks southwards later in the week, some rain, drizzle and low cloud may start to affect the north and west of Scotland from time to time, but many areas remaining generally dry.

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