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.
Forecast last updated on Monday 24th November 2014 at 1:40pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A dry and fine day overall, although patchy rain and lowering cloud arrives in north-western Scotland later in the afternoon. Breezy on Scottish mountains, mostly light wind elsewhere. Areas of valley fog.
Headline for West Highlands
Wind strengthening and rain arriving in far west later.
How windy? (On the Munros)
West backing southwesterly 20mph much of day. From northwest, strengthening to 30, perhaps 35mph Mull and near and west of Loch Linnhe.
Effect of wind on you?
May impede ease of walking on higher northern areas and possibly result in widespread buffeting toward west.
Rain developing in west later
Substantially or completely dry, but during the afternoon, increasing threat of rain spreading to Mull and west of Loch Linnhe (snow higher tops).
Cloud on the hills?
Confined to higher areas
Cloud may be only patchy and mostly confined to western mountains above 750-900m, but threat as rain develops of the cloud base dropping markedly on western summits.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
60%; reduced to 10% west later
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine, mainly away from western hills may well give way as cloud thickens. Very good or particularly higher up excellent visibility.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits, but slight frost some inland glens in morning.
All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th November 2014
A weak area of low pressure will affect the British Isles through midweek, with low cloud and patchy rain affecting England and Wales. Staying substantially dry in Scotland. Winds mostly light. Later in the week, upland gales developing, and rain spreading from the Atlantic onto western mountains in particular. Freezing level often confined to near or just above most higher Scottish summits, although some frost in valleys.