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 Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Today | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 7:22am

Summary for all mountain areas

Blustery only far northwest Scotland. Otherwise winds light. Extensive cloud (nearly all above the summits), but some sunshine as there will be breaks in the cloud sheet in some areas. Slight haze.

Headline for West Highlands

Fine, light wind. Patchy sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10 to on summits on Mull and near and west of Loch Linnhe 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits cloud free

Cloud will form on higher slopes, most widely mid-morning. The base will then lift with many summits clearing, although banks of cloud will hold in some corries and on some summits for several hours at a time. Also risk on Mull of widespread low cloud, base 600 to 800m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine occasionally. Very good or excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 4th September 2014

Pressure will be high over the next week or so close to Scotland. This will bring extensive fine weather to all mountain areas, some sunny days, although some disappointingly cloudy days - these tending to switch to more eastern mountains by the weekend as the wind turns easterly. However, on Thursday and particularly Friday (as a weakening front approaching and then moves southeast across Britain), there will be a little rain, mainly in Scotland.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions