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 Tuesday 1st September 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 31st August 2015 at 4:13pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 25 to 30mph although often 20mph Mull to Arran.

Effect of wind on you?

May well impede ease of walking on higher tops.

How Wet?

Showers becoming widespread; risk lightning.

Largely dry morning. But from north showers forming. They will become widespread middle of day and afternoon with risk thunder, hail, and sleet highest tops. Least rain near Clyde sea lochs and Jura and Mull.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; lowest base north

Broadly cloud lowest toward the north and west. Arran to Mull, and near and west of Loch Linnhe: Extensive cloud base 600 or 700m although breaks 750 to 950m. Near/north of Glen Spean, typically cloud above 600-800m, whilst south of about Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, by early afternoon, most cloud above 1,000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% west and north to 60% Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun - mostly near Clyde sea lochs. Visibility excellent generally, but poor in rain and many particularly N & W Summits persistently foggy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 to 6C, highest well inland

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Almost completely dry over the next week as high pressure, centred just west of Britain, dominates. However, not warm, and often cloudy. On Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures on highest tops Scottish Highlands close to freezing point, and even into the weekend, ground frost sheltered areas, mainly valleys at night.

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