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 Saturday 13th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 12:06pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

For most areas, terrain frozen and a few snow showers or flurries. But remnants of a front will bring a narrow band of snow to areas near Central Scotland - tending to drift south into the Borders through the day. Windy Scottish Highlands, except far north.

Headline for West Highlands

Windy; fine toward northwest; patches snow Loch Lomond NP.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Easterly, 35mph but may be 15-20mph Arran at least in morning.

Effect of wind on you?

Will result in widespread buffeting and significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Patches of snow Loch Lomond NP and possibly Arran

Dry toward and west of Loch Linnhe and Mull. Small risk patches of light snow central highlands south of about Corrour/Loch Ossian, but much higher risk Loch Lomond NP, where snow may fall on and off for several hours focussed morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any most western mountains to extensive Loch Lomond NP

Persistent cloud probably, base 500 to 750m, Loch Lomond NP and probably Arran. Cloud mostly above 750m central highlands, whilst west toward Loch Linnhe, cloud only rarely below 1100m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% west to 20% Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun toward and west of Loch Linnhe and on Mull. Little sun elsewhere. Excellent or superb visibility, but fog widely mountains Loch Lomond NP.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5C. Will feel as cold as minus 18 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen; only partial thawing lower slopes up to about 300 or 400m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 14th February 2016

Cold conditions will persist until the middle of next week, when slowly higher temperatures will percolate inland from the west. Snow showers on Sunday will ease to flurries from the west on Monday, but overall extensively dry. Winds light or fairly light on the hills before upland gales edge inland to the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday. Snow will follow late Tuesday into W & NW Scotland, and reach England & Wales on Wednesday.

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