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 Tuesday 25th October 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 24th October 2016 at 3:58pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; 10mph, or less early morning, freshening by about midday onward to 15-20mph. Before dusk, near/west of Loch Linnhe may reach 25 or 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, but by afternoon on western hills will increasingly impede walking on higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Chance pockets of fine drizzle forming on & near Mull.

Cloud on the hills?

Patches some higher tops, increasingly forming near coast afternoon.

Most or all summits extensively cloud free. However, fragments of cloud may well linger some corries and higher tops, particularly southern areas. During afternoon, may form more widely above 600m Jura, Mull and west of Loch Linnhe, risk increasingly widespread by dusk.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% inland & north; 50% south; later 40% coastal hills.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine; but will weaken as high level cloud spreads slowly inland. Haze lower slopes, some fog patches toward the central belt in morning, but excellent, perhaps superb visibility higher up.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Close to or just below freezing point above 1100m; frost in most glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 26th October 2016

A west or southwesterly pattern will dominate for the rest of this week, as high pressure becomes centred across southern Britain. Often windy, particularly Scottish mountains, at times gale force. Occasional rain western hills, mainly focused on Scotland. Low cloud will often shroud western hills to low levels. Highest cloud breaks toward east. Generally much milder than recently, or briefly warm toward the weekend. By early next week, a drop in temperature is likely.

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