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 30th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 12:52pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy on higher areas. Mild air will bring extensive very low cloud to most mountain areas, but here and there will break in the afternoon. There will also be pockets of drizzle. In N Scotland, patchy rain, and initially near freezing point higher tops, but many summits clear of cloud.

Headline for West Highlands

Windy; occasional rain. Low cloud, mainly west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly in the range 25 to 35mph, gusts locally 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small lower areas, but where exposed on higher areas, likely to give significant buffeting.

How Wet?

Occasional rain

Rain and drizzle now and again, mostly morning coastal summits and Loch Lomond NP.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly south and west

Cloud will shroud most higher areas all day. Lowest base Loch Lomond NP and coastal hills where base below 300 to 500m. Elsewhere, higher bases progressively northwards, with most cloud above 800m and breaks 1050m near and north of Glen Spean.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%, but 30% near/north of Glen Spean

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little if any sunshine. Slight haze and widely foggy higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising to 8C

Freezing Level

Soon above summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st October 2014

Broadly fairly quickly changing weather over the coming week to ten days. Frequently windy, and particularly on western mountains, rain at some stage almost daily. Bands of persistent rain will be interspersed with lengthier more showery periods - when on higher Scottish summits, there will be snow. However, at present fresh lying snow will be temporary.

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