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West Highlands Forecast

West Highlands

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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Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Friday 29th May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Sunshine dawn til dusk in many areas, and becoming very warm, some valleys exceeding 25C by afternoon; beware sunburn and dehydration. Some thin high level cloud, which may build a little further in the afternoon in western Scotland.

Headline for West Highlands

Locally blustery. Very warm.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 15 to 25mph, but 30mph at times higher western tops in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but perhaps some buffeting coastal hills in afternoon.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Local pockets of mist or fragments of low cloud in and above some glens in central Highlands from dawn, temporarily forming on some slopes in morning, but soon all breaking up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Soon almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally sunny, sometimes through high level cloud; which may build gradually through the afternoon from west. Visibility very good; slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12 to 15C, locally warmer northern Lochaber in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Saturday 30th May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southeasterly, 10 to 25mph; strongest near west coast.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly very small, locally occasionally gusty.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little or none

Some early fragments of cloud or low level mist possible in central highlands from dawn, otherwise the mountains free of low cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and some thin high level cloud. Visibility very good; slight haze toward central belt.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12 to 16C, warmest in Lochaber.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Sunday 31st May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southeasterly, 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but locally gusty.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Widely clear

Local fragments possible in central highlands from dawn.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Practically certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and some layers of high and middle level cloud. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 to 12C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Very warm through this weekend with strong sunshine. Frequently dry conditions prevailing into early June as high pressure stays close to the British Isles. Northerly air masses will see temperatures tend to lower with time, with more cloud and occasional showers forming locally. Very dry underfoot in most areas. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.