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 5th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 4th August 2015 at 4:29pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly around 25mph for many hours, but during afternoon, strengthening from south toward 50mph; risk gusts over 60mph on higher areas.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small in morning, but deteriorating to make walking increasingly difficult on higher areas in afternoon.

How Wet?

Threat rain turning heavy

Showery early morning, mostly west of Loch Linnhe, easing for a few hours. However, by afternoon, increasing threat of rain developing from the south, some heavy bursts.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly south

Shrouding many higher areas, lowest bases coastal hills toward south & west, around 400 to 600m. Breaks may form above 800-1000m near/north of Glen Spean for several hours. Threat increasingly lowering across the region where rain develops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% south; 40% northern Lochaber.

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little weak sun early in day toward north, then unlikely. Very good visibility, but fog many higher areas, increasingly as rain arrives.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 6th August 2015

A changeable outlook continues, but some brighter days. Winds will ease compared to recent days from Thursday to Saturday, although are expected to strengthen again, reaching gale force by late Saturday into Sunday. A few showers Thursday & Friday, and cloud may persist on many higher mountains. Rain is then likely to advance from the west during the weekend, heaviest and most persistent in western Scotland.

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