West Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 26th September 2018

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.

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 3:08pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales Cumbria northwards, increasingly severe northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Occasional rain, although the rain persistent W/NW Highlands. Fine with light winds Peak District and Wales. Many summits from Snowdon range northwards cloud covered all day.

Headline for West Highlands

Upland severe gale or storm force winds. Rain and fog across the hills.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to 70mph. Will tend to ease marginally afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely very difficult on higher areas, and in some areas through cols and passes. Sudden gusts some lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain continuing most or all day.

Rain; frequent or perhaps incessant much of Lochaber, & Mull. Very wet underfoot near and west of Loch Linnhe. Southwards and also east toward the central highlands, the rain increasingly light and intermittent. Total rainfall small southern Loch Lomond NP and particularly Arran.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket fog across the hills

Cloud will shroud the hills all day; frequently from lower slopes. However, on central highlands and eastern Loch Lomond NP, most cloud above 650m, sometimes 850m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine not expected. Hazy; and poor visibility in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th September 2018

High pressure, generally centred over or near S Britain will bring extensively dry conditions over the next 10 days. However, around the periphery of the high in Scotland, intermittently windy (particularly north), and weakening fronts will bring occasional rain southwards. Higher Munros often close to freezing point, and slight frost many valleys some nights.