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 11th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 11th February 2016 at 7:28am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A relatively benign day across most mountains although an areas of frequent snow will gradually move south across Scotland. Elsewhere, substantially dry although one or two areas of showers. Most terrain frozen.

Headline for West Highlands

Very little wind. Mainly dry; rare snow flurries.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction variable, mainly between north & easterly, rarely 10 to 15mph, but often windless.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk patches of snow

Substantially or completely dry, but risk a few showers, or due to an old front, very locally more constant snow over an hour or so, most likely Lochaber and Creag Meagaidh morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to or above higher tops

Fragments of cloud above 600m, mainly near precipitation. But most cloud will be above 900 to 1100m - persisting in some corries and on higher tops whilst others are substantially free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Often cloudy, but areas of bright sunshine. The air very clear indeed.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

More or less glen level after overnight frost. By day, some thawing, mainly sunlit slopes, up to about 500m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 12th February 2016

Cold conditions will persist well into next week; most mountain terrain frozen. There will be consolidation of existing snow. Many areas often dry, but further snow will fall from time to time. Low pressure moves across southern Britain into the North Sea over the weekend, resulting in a north to north-easterly pattern, bringing clusters of snow showers. Also a risk of more persistent snow southern Pennines & Wales on Saturday. Wind speeds will vary, occasional severe wind chill. By middle of next week, expect a gradual change to milder south-westerly winds and Atlantic fronts.

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