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 Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 1:54pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Fairly weak fronts will cross Britain, bringing patches of rain and drizzle and particularly to western mountains low cloud. Temperatures will drop from the west, with snow developing on higher Scottish areas. Windy Scottish Highlands.
Headline for West Highlands
Windy. Frequent rain, turning to snow higher areas.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southerly 30 to locally 35mph higher summits north of Glencoe to 20 or 25mph Arran.
Effect of wind on you?
Buffeting widespread on higher areas.
Rain turning to snow showers
Overnight rain will have eased and become intermittent by dawn. By afternoon will be changing to occasional brief showers. In afternoon will turn to snow to progressively lower levels; by dusk, 750m.
Cloud on the hills?
Generally covering higher tops
Cloud widely across the mountains in morning, lowest base coastal hills, and southern Loch Lomond NP. An improvement in afternoon, with cloud rare below 600m and central highlands and near and north of Glen Spean, breaks toward highest tops.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% rising to 40% north and east afternoon.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of bright sunshine, mainly afternoon. The air becoming very clear - but visibility very poor indeed in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
4C, dropping progressively toward 1C.
Starting above the summits but as low as 1000m before dusk.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 23rd November 2014
Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure, England & Wales on Sunday most mountain areas Monday. A large area of low pressure will then gradually envelop Britain, this then persisting most or all next week. This will result in extensive low and cloud and areas of rain. The rain fairly well distributed across Britain, but most precipitation likely E and particularly SE Scottish highlands. As average freezing levels drop a little, snow will fall more often on higher Scottish summits, but rarely lower down.