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 Wednesday 15th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 1:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong southwesterly winds, reaching near gale force on some tops, will result in low cloud shrouding the hills, extensively and to lower slopes in the west where rain and drizzle will be frequent. Highest cloud bases likely over the Cairngorms.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cloudy and blustery with drizzly rain. Hill fog lifting in afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 25 to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous across the hills.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Drizzly rain frequently; later clearing

Drizzly rain frequently, probably most of the day, particularly west of A9. However, a clearance will extend southeastwards afternoon or evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive: covering lower summits

Extensive fog across the mountains in morning, widely above 450m west of A9 and locally above 750m elsewhere. Will slowly improve in the afternoon when cloud base likely to lift to 800 to 1000m or above with eastern hills perhaps clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% lifting to 50% afternoon

Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull most or all day. Widely poor visibility before become very good late in day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12C later dropping to 8C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 16th August 2018

Rain (a mix of showery days and those when rain sets in for a few hours) at some stage most days over the coming week or so. The heaviest and most persistent rain will be on western mountains, where fog will frequently shroud higher areas. Bands of upland gales or near gales will come through; the windy conditions most prolonged on the Scottish Highlands.

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