West Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 15th December 2017

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.

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Forecast last updated on Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:12am

Summary for all mountain areas

Mountain terrain frozen. The remnants of a front will bring a little snow and low cloud southwards across England and Wales. Elsewhere, substantially fine with cloud lifting off most summits, although in N & NE Scotland snow and low cloud widespread.

Headline for West Highlands

Terrain nearly all frozen. Snow flurries. Windy.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 25 to 30mph generally strongest away from west coastal summits.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on many higher areas.

How Wet?

Local snow showers

Substantially dry. But isolated snow flurries, although on Jura and west of Loch Linnhe, snow and hail showers throughout the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits frequently clearing

Most summits intermittently clearing, widely so central highlands and Loch Lomond NP. However, patches will form around 800m, and near on coastal areas north from Jura, patches near showers below 600m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, most extensive Loch Lomond NP and Arran. Mostly excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Nearly all terrain frozen, except coastal slopes north from Mull, where freezing level 500m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 16th December 2017

Snow melt will be substantial from Sunday, although from Wednesday there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles on the Scottish Highlands. Rain (occasionally snow higher summits) intermittently W & NW Scotland, but elsewhere total rainfall small. Most forecasts indicate frequent stormy, often wet conditions from Christmas as a series of deep Atlantic lows come in. Intermittently snow will fall, particularly Scottish Highlands. However, a small minority of indicators suggest much colder, drier conditions eventually returning.