West Highlands

Western Highlands accessible from, and south of, Glenfinnan (Road to the Isles) and Glen Spean (includes Creag Meagaidh). This area includes Ben Nevis and the mountains around Glencoe. In the east, from Ben Alder south to Loch Lomond and Trossachs NP. Also Arran and Mull.

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Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Monday 17th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Northwesterly wind, with areas of rain on and off early morning. Will break up into clusters of showers, with afternoon downpours focused in the east. Drier for the west coast. England and Wales: Early patches of rain here and there. Breaking into showers, afternoon downpours Pennines. Drier west coast.

Headline for West Highlands

Chilly in the wind, with clusters of showers forming. Drier with best breaks coast.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, mostly 5 to 15mph, 20-25mph on the island ridges.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, may just shortly affect balance on the islands. Marked wind chill.

How Wet?

Clusters of showers, drier west coast.

Likely dry to start the day, before showery bursts of rain develop. These mostly late morning and into afternoon, when risk of heavy bursts well inland. Mostly dry for the west coast and Arran.

Cloud on the hills?

Hils covered morning, partly clearing

Extensive cloud on most hills from mid to upper slopes in morning, best breaks Loch Lomond and Arran. Slow rise in bases through day, but most tops remaining covered. West of Ben Nevis becoming more often clear in the second half of the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% lifting to 50%, but 70% west coast and south.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Brief spells of scattered sunshine, best toward Loch Lomond and Arran at first, then west coast in afternoon. Changeable visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 9C. Feeling closer to freezing in the strongest breeze.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 10 to 20mph. Easing further later in the day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery at times, with a considerable wind chill.

How Wet?

Showers developing, some heavy.

Mostly dry start to the day. From mid morning, clouds will bubble up, with scattered showers breaking out from late morning, some heavy. West coast drier.

Cloud on the hills?

Best breaks in south, covering tops often.

Given the northerly, cloud will be most frequent upper slopes Lochaber 800-1100m. May lift to break off tops at times. Southern ranges, patches mainly in rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, best in morning in south, and for west coast in the afternoon. Visibility good or very good, but poorer in showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 8C, highest in the south in the afternoon. Feeling more like freezing in the breeze morning.

Freezing Level

Very likely above the tops.

Viewing Forecast For

West Highlands
Wednesday 19th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly 15mph at dawn, marked increase hour by hour to reach 25 to 40mph during the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery, and then into the afternoon arduous, with buffeting becoming considerable.

How Wet?

Risk of patchy rain toward west coast

Dry for many hours, if not all day inland, but risk of patches of rain edging in through the second half of the day onto western hills, mainly coastal.

Cloud on the hills?

Lowering onto western hills.

Hills may well be clear for many hours, or all day in the east. However, increasingly cloud capping western tops, and may lower later down to 700m near west coast.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sun for a time, but cloud layers will become denser through the day. Visibility mostly very good, may become poorer toward west coast.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C lifting to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Still cool through Tuesday with a northwesterly wind, continuing to bring clusters of showers, with some downpours well inland for Scotland and England. Drier for Wales.Higher pressure will then build in from the southwest Wednesday onwards, settling things down with a warmer feel. However, fronts and cooler conditions may still at times feed in from the Atlantic into Scotland.