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 25th November 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 24th November 2014 at 1:40pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A dry day with little wind for most mountains. Areas of low level fog may persist in some glens and valleys, but many summits should be cloud free. However, low cloud & patchy drizzle are likely to persist for the Southern Uplands, perhaps also Lake District.

Headline for West Highlands

Little wind. Dry overall. Some glens foggy. Risk low cloud south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Variable or southerly, mostly 10mph or less, locally 15-20mph Arran and western mountains near and on Mull.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly very small.

How Wet?

Little if any precipitation

Substantially or completely dry. A little patchy drizzle (snow higher tops) may develop later in the afternoon toward Loch Lomond NP and Arran.

Cloud on the hills?

Threat low cloud south; northern summits may be clear

Fragments of cloud on lower slopes and fog in the glens in the morning, particularly Lochaber, but most higher northern areas above cloud. Toward Loch Lomond NP and Arran, low cloud may develop across the hills by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% north; 30% south.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Hazy sun from time to time, mostly north. Some fog in the glens, and fog may become widespread on higher southern areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 or 2C

Freezing Level

1100m; but there may be a frost in some inland glens and corries after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 26th November 2014

A weak area of low pressure will affect the British Isles through midweek. Winds mostly light. Often cloudy, misty and murky, with patches of light rain (and snow on the Munros - mostly S+E Highlands). The NW Highlands often best favoured for bright skies and cloud free summits. A generally south to south-easterly pattern is expected to continue to the end of the week. Freezing level often confined to near or just above most higher Scottish summits.

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