West Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 20th April 2019

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 Saturday 20th April 2019 at 12:51pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Another fine and dry day across many areas with extensive haze sunshine through a canopy of high level cloud. However, a front will introduce fresher, cloudier conditions with some drizzly rain to the W/NW Highlands with very low cloud increasingly enveloping western hills. Risk of drizzly rain more widely later.

Headline for West Highlands

Patchy drizzly rain/low cloud edging inland. Often clear east/south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15-25mph, easing to 10mph or less in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Patchy drizzly rain edging inland

Patches of rain and drizzle will edge in from the west through the day; mainly confined to western coastal hills at first, but becoming somewhat more extensive in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud slowly edging inland.

Central Highlands/Loch Lomond NP: Often clear, risk of some patchy low cloud for a time in the afternoon. Elsewhere: Areas of low cloud edging inland across many western hills. Most extensive west of Loch Linnhe where bases down to 200-500m; lowest on coast.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% near and west of Loch Linnhe, 70% elsewhere.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Mostly overcast. Becoming fairly misty and murky, especially toward the coast. Mostly good visibility central Highlands, but slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 to 10C; warmest central Highlands/Loch Lomond NP.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st April 2019

SE winds return for the start of next week bringing largely dry, warm and fairly sunny conditions to many once again; most widely in the northwest where it will become very warm in the glens/valleys. However, increasingly through the week the atmosphere will become more unstable bringing an increasing risk of heavy showers. Initially these will be mainly confined to Wales, but from midweek increasingly these heavy, locally thundery, showers will spread north N England and Scotland introducing fresher conditions. By next weekend, a cooler, cyclonic southwesterly pattern is likely to become established. The ground remains very dry underfoot - beware of grass fires.