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Topic - Ben Nevis forecast

Julian Prieto - on 26 Feb 2013
I was thinking of shooting up to Fort William for a few days - climbing Thursday to Saturday and maybe Sunday. However temperature forecast doesn't look great. Metoffice says max of 4 degrees Thursday and 6 degrees Friday and Saturday for Fort William. That may be alright for routes on the Ben but MWIS says temperature at 900m on Thursday will be 4 degrees, which suggests there will hardly be any lapse rate (I guess due to humid air coming in from Atlantic).

Metoffice says it will go down to around 2 or 3 degrees overnight in Fort William, so is it fair to assume that should cause enough of a freeze higher up for routes to be in condition during the day? is forecasting -5 to -6 every night (except Saturday night) for the summit of the Ben.

I'll be going from south England so not sure whether it's worth the gamble...
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