West Highlands Forecast

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.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 31st March 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 30th March 2015 at 2:19pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to 65mph, gusts 75 occasionally nearer 80mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking and skiing difficult from lower slopes up; general mobility arduous on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Frequent snow and hail; risk lightning

Snow and hail showers one after another, falling to glen level; over several hours precipitation may rarely cease. Risk whiteout and thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Frequently covering tops

Rapidly varying cloud base; rare views from higher summits, particularly well inland, but shafts of cloud above 500m near showers, and frequently 800 to 1000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% west coast; 20% inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine. The air very clear - but visibility suddenly poor in snow and appalling where also in cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5C; feeling colder than minus 20 Celsius where directly exposed to strongest wind.

Freezing Level

450m

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 1st April 2015

Wednesday will continue to see upland gales and frequent snow showers, although by Thursday conditions ease, particularly for Scotland, with lighter winds and fewer showers. Toward Easter weekend, a building area of high pressure brings the prospect of quieter but still cold conditions, although there are uncertainties by Monday. For the rest of this week, and also the Easter weekend, many upland areas, particularly the Scottish Highlands will remain in 'winter' condition, with frozen or part frozen terrain and recent snow on higher areas, which will melt only slowly.

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