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 Monday 31st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 30th August 2015 at 4:19pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Rain affecting England and Wales overnight will rather erratically move away east, making timing of improvement difficult to forecast. Elsewhere, showers, mainly afternoon, when some heavy (away from west coastal mountains). Winds light.

Headline for West Highlands

Fairly light wind; showers developing. Cloud confined to higher tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly in the range 10 to perhaps in afternoon or evening 20mph or close to west coast 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers; small risk lightning

A few brief showers, possibly affecting coastal hills in morning, but showers more likely inland in afternoon where on central highlands some will be heavy with small risk thunder. Small hail, possibly sleet highest summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Cloud likely to shroud higher areas most of morning, but the base will lift. By late morning, fragments of cloud below 800m coastal hills, but generally cloud rare below 1050m near and north of Glen Spean and west of Loch Linnhe to above 1200m elsewhere.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% north to 80% in afternoon south from about Glencoe

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine only. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st September 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather over the coming week, possibly two weeks. But this week, its position, just west of Britain will ensure persistent cold conditions in northerly winds, bringing frost to some valleys at night, and highest Scottish summits close to freezing point. It will become substantially dry, but frequently cloudy although away from N Scotland. Most of the cloud will be above the summits. Frequently superb visibility.

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