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 27th March 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 27th March 2015 at 7:44am

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Summary for all mountain areas

Mostly light winds across upland regions, but blustery NW Scotland, where showers of snow and rain will come and go. Elsewhere, apart from a brief drizzly shower it should remain dry, with cloud mainly confined to or above the highest tops; but risk lowering across Wales.

Headline for West Highlands

Blustery western tops. Mainly dry; occasional showers west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 20 to 25mph, but west of Loch Linnhe, typically 30 to occasionally 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small inland and south, but there may be considerable buffeting mountains on and near Mull.

How Wet?

Snow and rain increasingly west

Snow showers (rain below about 500m), increasingly frequent, particularly western mountains. Little precipitation Loch Lomond NP & Arran.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher western areas

Persistently shrouding mountains west of Loch Linnhe above 700 to 900m, but inland, particularly central highlands and Loch Lomond NP, may mostly remain confined above 900m, but few breaks to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% western Lochaber & Mull; 30% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine from time to time, mostly inland during morning. Areas of fog on higher western tops. Visibility good or excellent away from precipitation.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2 rising toward 0C

Freezing Level

600m lifting to around 900m, highest south; a slight frost many glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th March 2015

Confidence of precise detail remains quite low for Saturday, as an area of low pressure passes quickly east across Britain. Rain and snow clearing east, but expect widespread upland gales. By Sunday and into next week, generally westerly winds, frequently gale force on the mountains, will bring regular precipitation to western mountains in particular. Mostly just higher Scottish summits remaining near or below freezing. Toward the Easter weekend, indications favour periods of north to north-westerly winds, and at least a temporary drop in freezing levels, bringing the risk of snow showers over a day or so.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions