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 Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1:31pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Frequent snow showers in north-west Scotland, but elsewhere very likely dry throughout the day. Mostly light winds, but feeling cold where exposed in northern Scotland. Variable cloud bases near showers, otherwise many mountains cloud free.
Headline for West Highlands
Snow showers. Mostly light wind. Many inland summits clearing.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Westerly 20 to 25mph, occasionally dropping to 15mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Mostly small, but still a notable wind chill.
Snow showers west
A succession of showers, of snow above 600m, heaviest and most frequent western mountains, but very few toward central highlands. Hail and very isolated risk lightning.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud base frequently changing around showers Mull and near & west of Loch Linnhe; at times below 450m and only rare breaks above 800m. Toward the central highlands and Arran, frequent breaks to or above 1100m are likely.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
40% west; 80% inland and south.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun west, but perhaps frequent well inland. Intermittently very good visibility - but in cloud and snow, visibility appalling.
How Cold? (at 900m)
0 or 1C; but may feel like minus 7C where directly exposed to breeze.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 24th November 2014
Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure on 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. Freezing level often above the mountains this week, perhaps tending to fall later in the week but only toward higher summits. Some frost in valleys early week.