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 Thursday 23rd October 2014

Today | Friday | Saturday

Forecast last updated on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 3:46pm

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.

How Wet?

Rain most or all day

Rain, frequently heavy or torrential 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, especially 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.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

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.

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