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 Monday 27th June 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 26th June 2016 at 1:56pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A blustery day on the mountains, particularly in Scotland, and where exposed on higher summits, it will feel distinctly cool for late June. Showery in the West Highlands, although mostly just rare passing showers elsewhere. Some cloud breaks to higher tops, best in east.

Headline for West Highlands

Blustery and cool. Showers, at times frequent rain.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 30 to 35mph; may ease just a little in middle of day.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking will be arduous where exposed on higher areas. Considerable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain on and off

Showery rain intermittently; ranging from brief showers (mostly well inland) to periods of a couple of hours where rain rarely ceases (mostly western mountains). Hail and perhaps sleet highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Rare glimpses of higher slopes

On western mountains rarely above 800m, and patches to 500m at times. Well inland, varied between 700 to 950m, with a few breaks above.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west; 40% well inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun, mainly well inland. Intermittently very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C; but where directly exposed to wind, will feel like minus 5 Celsius.

Freezing Level

Just above highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 28th June 2016

A cool westerly pattern will persist across Scotland for at least the next week, and even in England & Wales, it will rarely feel warm. Occasional strong winds. A series of frontal systems will pass quickly from west to east, bringing some rain most days. Mainly showery, but sometimes heavy rain setting in for several hours, particularly western mountains, including Wales, although later in the week, the focus of rain is likely to shift further north.

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