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 Friday 15th December 2017
Forecast last updated on Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:12am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Mountain terrain frozen. The remnants of a front will bring a little snow and low cloud southwards across England and Wales. Elsewhere, substantially fine with cloud lifting off most summits, although in N & NE Scotland snow and low cloud widespread.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Terrain nearly all frozen. Snow flurries. Windy.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 30 to 35mph, but intermittently 40mph near and east of Glenshee.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Isolated flurries

Isolated, if any snow flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently clearing

Cloud rare below 1000m although near showers, fog rarely below 750m. However, most summits frequently clearing

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine; most sun toward central belt. Mostly excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen from glens up.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 16th December 2017

Snow melt will be substantial from Sunday, although from Wednesday there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles on the Scottish Highlands. Rain (occasionally snow higher summits) intermittently W & NW Scotland, but elsewhere total rainfall small. Most forecasts indicate frequent stormy, often wet conditions from Christmas as a series of deep Atlantic lows come in. Intermittently snow will fall, particularly Scottish Highlands. However, a small minority of indicators suggest much colder, drier conditions eventually returning.

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