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 Friday 31st October 2014 at 12:41pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy; upland gales Highland Scotland. Generally, a temporary improvement between rain and more widespread upland gales both Friday and Saturday nights. Nevertheless, still a few showers, and deteriorating quickly by dusk many western mountains.
Headline for West Highlands
Upland gales or near gales. Showers.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southerly; typically 35mph Arran; 40-45mph elsewhere; strongest higher tops north from Lochaber. Slight lull middle of day.
Effect of wind on you?
Walking difficult on higher areas, particularly at first and again later afternoon. Significant wind chill.
Occasional showers. Rain (widely heavy) spreading east mid-afternoon onwards. Snow highest tops.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; lowest base S & W
Extensive cloud across the hills Mull to Arran and Loch Lomond NP; base 600 to 800m. Northwards toward Lochaber, cloud increasingly rare below 1000m particularly areas accessible from and north of Glen Spean. As rain develops cloud will lower across region.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchy sunshine mainly well inland. Persistent haze.
How Cold? (at 900m)
3C, but will feel as cold as minus 10 Celsius directly in the wind.
All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd November 2014
Early next week will see a drop in temperature on the mountains. with highest Scottish summits frequently below freezing point. Generally showery, but also areas of constant rain - or sleet highest summits England and Wales, and snow Scottish Munros. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry. On Wednesday little wind and overnight cold enough for valley frost. Probably milder, windy with constant rain, then showers (mainly west) later Thursday and Friday.