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 3rd July 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 2nd July 2015 at 6:12pm

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Summary for all mountain areas

Very light winds most of the day, but will freshen considerably from the south by evening. Dry, and plenty of sunshine, but increasingly warm and humid. By late evening, thunderstorms are expected to develop across England & Wales, spreading north overnight into Saturday.

Headline for West Highlands

Light winds until late. Dry and warm. Summits most likely all clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southeasterly; 10mph or less, often little wind well inland, but western mountains around Mull, Kintyre, perhaps Arran, typically 15 to 20mph. Overnight into Saturday, will strengthen steadily across the region, becoming gale force by dawn.

Effect of wind on you?

Small throughout the day, but conditions will deteriorate overnight into Saturday.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Rare fragments of cloud forming on higher slopes during morning, but by midday, cloud widely above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

11 rising to a warm 16C; increasing humid.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 4th July 2015

Thundery rain will progress north into Scotland by Saturday morning, leaving occasional rain and a few heavy showers well into the day, becoming brighter and fresher England & Wales. Further rain western Scotland on Sunday, a few showers elsewhere - and everywhere a significant drop in temperature. Changeable into next week, rain from time to time, most frequent across western Scotland. Intermittently warm on the hills over England and Wales.

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