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 Tuesday 9th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 8th February 2016 at 1:18pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly showery and windy. But the remains of a front will bring temporarily frequent precipitation to the north of which (most of highland Scotland), there will be a lull in the weather - light wind and only rare showers.

Headline for West Highlands

Lull in wind until afternoon; snow showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwest veering northerly. Overnight upland gales will have eased, although may remain westerly 45mph Arran until mid or late morning. Otherwise, a lull, with speeds below 20mph for much of the day, but perhaps 30mph Lochaber northwards by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, except Arran in morning.

How Wet?

Snow showers or flurries, but extensively fine

Overnight snow may persist well into or through morning Arran (rain below 600m). Elsewhere, the snow will have cleared and only a few flurries or snow showers likely.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing many tops

Arran: cloud across the hills morning. This will then lift to or well above 750m. Elsewhere: cloud base lifting morning. Only fragments below 1000m left by late morning, and most cloud above 1100 or 1200.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent visibility, particularly Loch Lomond NP.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

600m, but nearer 750m Arran morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 10th February 2016

Mountain terrain will be largely frozen until about next Tuesday (16th) - resulting in consolidation of present snow. Further snow will fall from time to time, mostly as clusters of showers in coastal areas, but overall frequently dry - and there will be areas of bright sunshine. Upland winds will occasionally reach gale force, but generally speeds will be considerably lower that recently.

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