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 Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 4:15pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Extensive cloud will shroud most western mountains all day, with frequent drizzly showers. Eastern Scotland and Pennines essentially dry, and cloud only on higher areas. Breezy for northern Britain.
Headline for West Highlands
Breezy. Extensive cloud on hills; frequent drizzly showers.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Westerly, 20 to 30mph, perhaps locally 35mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Fairly small; may impede ease of walking on higher areas.
Drizzly showers, mostly west
Drizzly rain and light showers throughout the day, most frequent western mountains.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; lowest base west
Cloud shrouding the hills most of the day, lowest bases west around 500-600m. Higher bases toward the central highlands, mostly confined above 800-900m by midday.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost zero west; 10% east.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Occasional patches of sunshine, mostly away from west coast. Extensively foggy on higher areas; below cloud visibility poor in rain.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 31st July 2014
Mostly light breezes for the rest of the week, but cloud frequently shrouding the western hills. Persistent drizzly rain in western Scotland on Thursday, may become more extensive during Friday. This weekend: low pressure is expected to bring rain and showers to many areas on Saturday, although Sunday may bring an improvement.