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 Monday 5th December 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 1:45pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 10mph, or often less in Lochaber, up to 15mph Loch Lomond NP, west coast & Arran, locally 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, or negligible north.

How Wet?

No precipitation

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits clear; areas of low cloud central highlands

Banks of cloud across the central highlands and Loch Lomond NP, locally persistent, although higher tops may be above cloud, and north & west from about Glencoe, there may be very little, or mostly breaking up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% north & west; 60% south

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine most widespread in Lochaber & west of Loch Linnhe. Visibility excellent or superbo on higher areas N & W above low level haze. Risk foggy some hills toward the central belt.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 or -1C inland, up to 2C west of Loch Linnhe; little change with height.

Freezing Level

Close to freezing point above 800 to 1000m; but also a frost in most glens in the morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th December 2016

South to southwesterly winds will strengthen markedly by midweek, bringing unsettled conditions for several days, likely continuing through next weekend, although confidence of day to day detail is low by the end of the week. Upland gales or severe gales at times. Fronts will bring extensive low cloud and occasional rain, mostly focused on western hills and mountains. The air will originate over the mid-Atlantic, resulting in very mild temperatures, which will bring a thaw of most remaining snow cover.

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