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 24th January 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm
Summary for all mountain areas
A zone of low cloud and patchy rain extends across S & SW Scotland, plus western-most hills in England & Wales. Elsewhere largely dry, cloud breaks to higher tops, particularly N Scotland. Windy on Scottish mountains; gale force in N & NW Highlands. Some terrain frozen.
Headline for West Highlands
Blustery on hills. Low cloud, rain or drizzle, fading.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly, 30 to 40mph, but 25mph lower summits Loch Lomond NP and Arran.
Effect of wind on you?
Considerable buffeting and wind chill where exposed on higher areas Mull and north of A85 (through Tyndrum).
Rain and drizzle
Rain and drizzle frequently, most persistent on western mountains in the morning, tending to fade from west in afternoon. Often dry central highlands and near Glen Spean.
Cloud on the hills?
Persisting all day; highest bases north-east
Blanket low cloud from lower slopes up toward the coast (including near Clyde sea lochs), also much of Loch Lomond NP. Inland and toward north, may break to 750m, possibly 900m near Glen Spean and Loch Treig.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Almost nil west & south-west; 10% inland; 30% NE Lochaber.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun eastern valleys near Glen Spean and Loch Treig. Constant haze lower slopes; fog higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
3C; well inland little change in temperature with height from valleys to summits.
Mostly above the summits; although some higher areas close to or just below freezing point. Some terrain still frozen.
All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th January 2017
Southerly winds will be gale or severe gale force on most hills and mountains for the rest this week, although it will remain largely dry as fronts are held at bay to the west of Britain. A little rain or drizzle and low cloud will drift onto western hills from time to time, but many tops should be often clear. A change to a more pronounced south-westerly regime is expected by the end of the month, although there is uncertainty about how quickly this evolves around the weekend - many areas may remain largely dry until into next week. Often near or below freezing on higher areas - terrain at least partly frozen. Next week, periods of freeze and thaw are likely.