West Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 19th March 2018

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 Monday 19th March 2018 at 7:20am

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring a cold and dry day to most mountain areas with just a few residual snow flurries here and there; these mostly across eastern hills. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds across Wales will give severe wind chill. Least wind northwest Scotland.

Headline for West Highlands

Dry with little cloud on the hills. Fairly extensive sun.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeast backing northerly 20 to 30mph post dawn, strongest Loch Lomond NP & Arran. Will ease gradually through the day.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, although on Arran and in Loch Lomond NP, will impede ease of walking and result in significant wind chill morning.

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Nearly all summits free of cloud

Cloud will cap a few higher summits, most likely morning Creag Meagaidh.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5C rising gradually to -2C through daylight.

Freezing Level

Terrain from glens up frozen after dawn. Lower slopes will begin to thaw, by late afternoon up toward 650m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cold and dry weather with light wind early in the week will give way, initially in Scotland, mid-week as winds turn westerly and rain (intermittently snow higher areas) begins to come in. Temporarily a thaw up to highest summits in Scotland. By next weekend, frequent precipitation, but on highest summits in England and Wales and widely Scottish highlands, temperatures will frequently revert back to below freezing point.