Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Hills accessed from Callander, Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch areas. Areas east of Loch Ericht, and south of Dalwhinnie, upper Glen Feshie and the River Dee (includes southernmost Cairngorm NP).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 19th October 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex picture across the British Isles, with a damp southerly air mass and various fronts drifting slowly northwards. Extensive low cloud covering many hills, with patchy drizzle, or locally persistent rain. Some cloud breaks in far north. Deteriorating later in Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Drizzly rain. Extensive low cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 25 to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher areas, and locally gusty to lower slopes north of major ridges.

How Wet?

Patchy rain and drizzle

Remnants of overnight rain likely to leave patches of rain or drizzle into the daytime, which may linger much of the day in some areas, although amounts small; should tend to fade.

Cloud on the hills?

Widespread low cloud

Shrouding the hills much, if not all of the day; widely from lower slopes up. Occasional breaks above 700-800m around Lochs Tay and Rannoch.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil; 10% NW Perthshire.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull. Visibility generally poor, but may improve at low levels later in the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 20th October 2017

Late Friday into Saturday, another Atlantic storm threatens widespread heavy rain and gales, especially England & Wales. A changeable outlook continues: south to south-westerly winds dominating into next week, with frequent rain on all western mountains, but the most prolonged falls perhaps focused on England & Wales rather than Scotland. Fairly mild overall; occasional sleet or snow only temporarily on highest tops.

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