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 Friday 12th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 12th February 2016 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Many areas dry all day. Nevertheless, remnants of areas of showers will drift inland, mainly N/NE Scotland, but separately patches may have penetrated far inland over S. Pennines and Wales. Windy N Scotland. Areas of sunshine, the air very clear.

Headline for West Highlands

Risk snow flurries. Fairly light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Easterly, 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Snow flurries

Isolated snow flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops

Cloud rare below 900m, except should snow develop toward north of region afternoon, when patches may from below 700m. Otherwise, frequent breaks to 1050m, and many higher tops cloud free.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of bright sunshine. Mostly superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Most terrain frozen. By day, slight thawing, mainly sunlit lower slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 13th February 2016

Cold conditions will persist until the middle of next week, when gradually higher temperatures will percolate inland from the west. Remnants of areas of constant snow or snow showers will continue in some areas over the weekend, but overall extensively dry. Winds light or fairly light on the hills before upland gales edge inland to the Scottish Highlands on Tuesday.

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