West Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 22nd February 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 Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7:32am

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy Scottish Highlands. Fog will shroud many higher areas morning, but by afternoon this extensive only westernmost Scotland as far north as Skye. There will be a few snow flurries from this cloud. Most terrain frozen, after a widespread frost.

Headline for West Highlands

Upland winds near gale. Most summits free of fog. Isolated snow flurries.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 30mph but 35mph Mull.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Little or no preciptation

Snow flurries Mull.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas; highest, most broken cloud toward north

West of Loch Linnhe, islands and Loch Lomond NP: banks of fog above 500 to 800m, lowest coastal areas, including summits near Clyde sea lochs and Loch Etive. Elsewhere; most cloud confined above 700m after dawn, before lifting toward 900m, but near and north of Glen Spean only higher tops remaining covered.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% Loch Lomond NP and Mull to 40% near/north of Glen Spean

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sun and hazy much of region, although becoming increasingly sunny during the day north toward Glen Spean.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C. Will feel as cold as minus 14 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

650m. However, lower terrain widely frozen in morning after a frost.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 23rd February 2018

The hills persistently sub-freezing, and most valleys below freezing point night and into the morning, over the next 7 to 10 days. Some fresh snowfall, mainly eastern mountains from Sunday or Monday, but across the west, precipitation will be negligible - and skies often clear of cloud.