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.
Forecast last updated on Friday 29th August 2014 at 3:26pm
How windy? (On the Munros)
West veering northwesterly 30 to on higher areas 40mph
Effect of wind on you?
Widespread buffeting across the hills, perhaps considerable where exposed on higher slopes.
Pulses of rain and drizzle, most constant western mountains; often dry Arran and eastern and southern Loch Lomond NP.
Cloud on the hills?
Very extensive; lowest base west
Hills covered in cloud most or very likely all day. On western hills widespread above 500m, occasionally 300m, whilst well inland and also Arran the range between 450 and 800m. There may be a slight improvement later in day.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Less than 10%
Sunshine and air clarity?
Few if any glimpses of sun. Widely foggy on the hills and lower down, visibility often restricted by rain.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 31st August 2014
Fine with cloud lifting off many summits on Sunday, whilst a weak front will bring extensive low cloud to mountains near the Irish Sea on Monday - although it will clear, perhaps quickly the Southern Uplands. Most or all next week will then be fine and very warm, although possibly cooler and cloudy over N Scotland. There is though a small risk of strengthening southerly wind on Thursday, followed overnight and perhaps into Friday by rain.