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 Friday 22nd August 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st August 2014 at 4:27pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Showers, mostly confined to northern Scotland, (sleet on highest summits) throughout the day, and Wales during morning. Many Scottish summits soon clearing away from far north and west, but slower to clear Wales & Pennines. Wind speeds fairly light in all regions.

Headline for West Highlands

Showers mostly north & west; summits widely clearing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Scattered showers, sleet highest tops

Showers, mostly in afternoon near/north of Glen Spean and mountains west of Loch Linnhe. Toward Loch Lomond NP and the central highlands, showers very well scattered, most if any in the afternoon. Sleet highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits clearing

Cloud covering higher areas early morning, but lifting, and many summits substantially cloud free by midday. Patchy cloud reforming above 800m near showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% from late morning onward.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, most extensive toward the central highlands, although clouds may generally fill in by afternoon. Visibility excellent or superb away from showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C, rising toward 6C.

Freezing Level

Just above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd August 2014

Until Sunday night, cold on the mountains - and also at night in many valleys with ground frost some nights. The air very clear and many summits free of cloud; although there will be showers - these dying out through the weekend when the wind will gradually drop away. Rain and areas of low cloud will come in on Monday as an Atlantic low approaches and then crosses Britain. However, the rain may largely miss the NW Highlands. Through the week, generally unsettled, with further rain from time to time.

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