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 Wednesday 25th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 7:21am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A warm front will make slow progress inland onto western mountains bringing extensive low loud and rain on and off. Elsewhere, cloud higher tops N Scotland (as far south as Cairngorms) but otherwise fine and intermittently sunny. Upland winds widely near gale force.

Headline for West Highlands

Showery; upland winds approaching gale. Low cloud extending inland.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 30 to locally 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking impeded, and near major ridges and summits, considerable buffeting. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Patchy light rain or snow

Showers from time to time, although well inland and across Loch Lomond NP, showers few and far between and light. Snow above 750ml.

Cloud on the hills?

Blanket low cloud extending slowly inland.

Low cloud will have enveloped, or soon after dawn will envelop coastal areas below 400m. Slowly the cloud will envelop all western mountains, although inland mostly above 600m. The central Highlands and Loch Lomond NP will have breaks to higher tops, although cloud base may begin to drop in afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% west to 40% central highlands/Loch Lomond NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun through high cloud. Mostly very good to excellent visibility, but extensive fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C. Will feel as cold as minus 12 C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 26th November 2015

A leek or fortnight of frequent upland gales and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily. However, Wales and S Pennines will become largely dry for 2 or 3 days over the coming weekend. There will be freeze-thaw cycles on the Scottish Munros, whilst further south, higher summits will occasionally be below freezing point.

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