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 27th November 2014 at 3:37pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Very widespread low cloud - from lower slopes upwards will stream in from off the North Sea, the base lifting and on some western mountains breaking up. There will be a little rain and drizzle. Blustery, particularly England and Wales.
Headline for West Highlands
Locally blustery; hazy sunshine northwest.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southeasterly 25 to 30mph
Effect of wind on you?
Fairly small many areas, but where exposed on higher areas, and locally lower slopes, will impede ease of walking.
Risk drizzle east
Patches of light drizzle or rarely more definite rain, central highlands and mostly south and east Loch Lomond NP.
Cloud on the hills?
Very extensive southeast
Blanket very low cloud from lower slopes upward Loch Lomond NP. The base will lift northwestwards across region to typically 750m. But near and west of Loch Linnhe, and toward and north of Glen Spean, summits may well be cloud free.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost nil southeast to 70% northwest
Sunshine and air clarity?
Areas of sunshine, mainly near and north of Glen Spean and near/west of Loch Linnhe and perhaps also Mull to Arran. Hazy or particularly toward Central Belt murky lower slopes, fog widely on the mountains.
How Cold? (at 900m)
3 or 4C
Close to or just below freezing above about 1200m.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 29th November 2014
This weekend; areas of low or very low cloud, but south from about the Scottish Borders, the mountains may well be above fog and murk. Blustery Scottish Highlands. Temporarily colder with snow showers, mainly W Scotland early next week, after a rain bearing front moves southeast across the country. But for most of the week, rain rare England and Wales, light winds and hills often cloud free. In Scotland, increasingly windy northwards and although frequently dry, rain from time to time, mainly NW Highlands. The expectation over the next 10 days of significant cold weather and snowfall is very low.