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 26th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 1:52pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cool and blustery day, with upland gales in the Scottish Highlands. Occasional snow showers, typically very brief, mostly confined to north-western Scotland. Sunshine and excellent visibility.

Headline for West Highlands

Upland gales. Occasional snow showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 45 to 55mph; but nearer 40mph summits near Clyde sea lochs; squally gusts toward 65mph near showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult across most higher areas; severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow showers

Showers, likely most frequent in the morning, but becoming fairly brief, rain only lowest, mainly coastal slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing; especially east.

Cloud base changing quickly; rarely below 600m near showers, mostly western hills, but breaks to 950m, or well inland above higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west; 60% well inland.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun, mostly away from western hills. Very good or excellent visibility, but temporarily very poor in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C Feeling like minus 20 where directly exposed to the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 27th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. Higher Scottish summits frequently below freezing, although a temporary thaw late Tuesday into Wednesday. Freeze-thaw cycles further south, but from Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains.

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