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 Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 3:00pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Upland gales across Scottish Highlands, and frequent showers west, fewer east. Snow higher summits. Elsewhere, early rain will clear southwards from Wales and Pennines, followed by a lull in the wind, rare showers and a patchwork of sun.
Headline for West Highlands
Upland gales. Frequent showers.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly 35 to 40mph, strongest Lochaber northwards, but 30mph Arran.
Effect of wind on you?
Buffeting likely to be widespread on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Showery; snow higher tops
Showers: hail and above 900m snow. Precipitation frequent, especially western mountains Lochaber and Mull northwards. Very wet underfoot.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive on higher areas
Cloud base will vary: intermittently 450-600m but breaks to 750-1000m (lowest bases in ranges coastal areas).
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun, mainly well inland. Visibility often very good; but widely dense fog higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
3C, but will feel as cold as minus 10 Celsius directly in the wind.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th October 2014
Over the next week, frequently windy and wet Scottish Highlands, with long bouts of upland gale or severe gales, and rain (focussed on western mountains where considerable accumulation). Snow intermittently on higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Elsewhere, often fine until about Tuesday, although by Sunday, cloud will shroud higher western areas extensively. Here to winds intermittently reaching gale force higher summits, mainly north Wales northwards.