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.
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 7:24am
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy all mountain areas, widely gale force Cumbria northwards, strongest Scottish Highlands. Widespread low cloud, from lower slopes upwards west. Rain and drizzle, mainly west, incessant and heavy W Highlands.
Headline for West Highlands
Upland gales; areas of incessant rain, cloud shrouding the mountains.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly 40 to 50mph. Possibly a slight lull for a few hours.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking difficult where exposed across the hills. Significant wind chill.
Rain most or all day
Rain, frequently heavy west, most or all day, although patchy Arran until late on. The rain may cease or ease considerably near and west of Loch Linnhe and Mull into afternoon. Burns/rivers in spate; very wet underfoot, some western mountains.
Cloud on the hills?
Persistent & very low most of region
Blanket low cloud, base sometimes below 300m coastal hills to 500m - the lowest cloud not extensive Arran until into afternoon. Bases elsewhere 500 to 700m, but breaks 800-1000 areas accessible from and north of Glen Spean to the east of Glen Roy.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost nil most of region
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine not expected. Widely foggy; and below cloud visibility often very poor.
How Cold? (at 900m)
7C, late in day dropping toward 5C from northwest.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th October 2014
Over the next week, Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales, often raining with cloud shrouding particularly western mountains. Snow intermittently higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Less windy and wet on mountains in England and Wales, although on Friday, rain may only slowly clear south across Wales and southern Pennines.