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 30th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 30th September 2016 at 1:24pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very much less windy, particularly afternoon. Widespread showers western hills, although few northernmost Scotland and in afternoon Wales and later N England. On the Scottish Highlands, sleet higher tops. Particularly away from west coast, cloud will clear most summits.

Headline for West Highlands

Wind becoming light. Areas of showers; fewest showers well inland.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to perhaps 25mph at dawn, least wind west coast. Will decrease progressively to 10mph by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming negligible.

How Wet?

Showers most frequent west; risk lightning.

Showers, including hail, or above 1050m sleet. Small risk thunder. Precipitation most frequent on summits within about 20 miles of the west coast where the rain sometimes frequent.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher tops

Cloud base will vary: dropping to 500 to 750m near showers, lowest western hills. Breaks to 900 or 1000m western hills, and toward central highlands, summits may intermittently clear, particularly afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% rising to 50% away from coastal summits afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine, most widely central highlands. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st October 2016

For most mountains a fine weekend with bright sunshine and very clear air indeed. Almost windless for periods. However, clusters of showers over England and Wales on Saturday will move only slowly, resulting in considerable variation in duration of rain from place to place. Windy Monday and Tuesday. Rain may reach western mountains in Scotland Monday and elsewhere on Tuesday before clearing again. Further rain, mainly western mountains later in the week.

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