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 28th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 28th August 2016 at 2:40pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Light winds on most summits as a thundery low moves away eastwards. A mix of showers and more widespread, locally thundery rain, will fizzle out only slowly through the day, and particularly in the morning, banks of cloud will shroud even many lower slopes.

Headline for West Highlands

Little wind. Areas of low cloud and rain will only slowly disperse.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction will vary, 10mph or less although easterly 15mph for a few hours from dawn Arran and Loch Lomond NP.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?


A mix of dry areas (extensive western hills), showers and perhaps constant rain lasting 2 or 3 hours (most likely morning well inland). Through day will tend to change to scattered showers across region, though few near coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Slowly lifting and breaking, particularly southern mountains

Patches of fog from just above valleys upward, mainly well inland in morning. But particularly western hills, summits often cloud free - though in and after rain, cloud lowering onto higher areas.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, but 20% well inland morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, mainly western hills. The air very clear - albeit extensive fog higher areas and visibility will drop in rain

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C, rising to 10C inland.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 29th August 2016

Mixed conditions through the coming week. Winds predominantly off the Atlantic, will bring rain to W & NW Scotland late Monday, continuing occasionally through Tuesday, whilst elsewhere after a fine day Monday, low cloud will shroud western mountains on Tuesday. Clearing to a few showers across Scotland on Wednesday whilst a band of rain progresses southeastwards elsewhere. Further rain, probably only briefly likely Thursday night or Friday and this may be followed by a few dry days.

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