Mountain Weather forecast - West Highlands

The West Higlands is an extensive area of mountains, moorland, islands and sea which is home to several distinctly different cultures. The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. It stretches for 151 kilometres from Milngavie on the edge of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis. The West Highlands area is very sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges including the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, standing at 1,344 metres. This mountain is a popular destination attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. The 700 metre cliffs of the north face are among the highest in the United Kingdom, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers.

Last updated: 4 July 2014

Weather hazards over 300m

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Blizzards Heavy snow Storm force winds
     
     
Gales Severe chill effect Persistent hill fog
     
     
Thunderstorms Heavy persistent rain Strong sunlight
     
     

Snow and Avalanche Reports

scotland Avalanche Information Service

The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service provides a daily avalanche hazard assessment, snow and mountain conditions at 3 popular areas within the West Highlands during the Winter season.

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