Mountain weather

Southwest Highlands

Southwest Highlands Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for high pressure to build in, but areas of cloud and light rain pushing in from the west at times.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Severe Chill Effect
Wind significantly lowers the ‘feels-like’ temperature relative to the actual temperature, with even moderate winds significantly adding to the chilling effect. Strong winds can result in a severe and debilitating wind chill many degrees below the actual temperature. This effect will be enhanced in rain or wet snow. Without protection, prolonged exposure could result in frost nip or frostbite on exposed parts of the body and/or hypothermia.
hazard Strong Sunlight
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Mountain weather forecast

Bright or sunny spells developing with occasional showers. Chilly and breezy.

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Weather
(at 800m)
Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Light shower (day) Sunny intervals
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
20% 20% 30% 30% 30% 20%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m N
23
N
26
N
24
N
23
N
21
N
21
900m N
15
N
18
N
19
N
18
N
18
N
15
600m NE
15
N
18
N
20
N
19
N
18
N
13
300m N
6
N
11
N
14
N
16
N
12
N
9
Glen N
7
N
8
N
12
N
13
NW
10
NW
6
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m 27 31 31 31 28 27
900m 18 22 25 25 24 20
600m 17 22 26 25 24 17
300m 9 14 22 24 19 14
Glen 13 15 22 23 20 11

Altitude above mean sea level
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1300m
900m
600m
10°
11°
10°
300m
10°
11°
13°
14°
13°
10°
Glen
13°
14°
16°
17°
15°
12°
Freezing Level
1,700m
1,600m
1,800m
1,800m
1,700m
1,600m

Altitude above mean sea level
06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
1300m
-3°
-4°
-2°
-1°
-2°
-4°
900m
600m
300m
11°
11°
10°
Glen
12°
13°
14°
14°
13°
11°

Additional weather information

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Note the chilly temperatures at height, particularly with the northerly winds.

Weather

Cloud will break and lift through this morning. Bright spells and occasional showers through the afternoon. Becoming drier and clearer in the evening as any showers die out. Brisk northerly winds will make it feel chilly on the summits.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

40% rising to 70%.

Low cloud and visibility

Areas of broken low cloud to 600m at first. After that cloud lifting mainly above summits and good visibilities, but some patchy cloud around 700-800m and reduced visibilities in any passing showers.

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Mountain weather information

Weather

Dry with some bright, sunny spells through the morning. Cloud feeding in from the west through the afternoon with patchy outbreaks of rain, mainly over Nevis ranges, Lochaber, Moidart and Glen Coe. Clearer again in the evening.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

Generally 70% or more, dropping to 30% for a time in the afternoon.

Maximum wind speed expected

Northwesterly 10-15mph.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 5 rising to plus 9 Celsius.
  • Glen Plus 9 rising to plus 15 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits.

Low cloud and visibility

Some patchy cloud down to 500m at first, but this lifting and breaking through the morning to give clear tops and excellent visibilities. Cloudier again in the afternoon around the Nevis ranges, Lochaber, Moidart and Glen Coe, with the patchy cloud down to 600m or so.

Mountain weather information

Sat 1 Jun

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Dry with bright sunny spells, some cloudier patches at times. Milder than recent days. Light to fresh west to northwesterly winds.

Sun 2 Jun

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Extensive cloud and outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, mainly for western upslopes. Fresh to strong westerly winds.

Mon 3 Jun

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Cloudy with occasional light rain. Strong westerly winds. Feeling a touch cooler.

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Summit specific forecast

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