Southeastern Highlands Forecast

The southern highlands as far west as the central highlands and north to Ben Alder, Drumochter and summits near Glenshee ski-centre (summits within the historic county of Perthshire). Also Ochils and Angus hills.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 15th October 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Generally dry. Risk stubborn low cloud. Light winds.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction variable, mostly east or southeasterly, rarely more than 10-15mph, at times little wind.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no rain

Pockets of drizzly rain from before dawn lingering into the day mostly hills east of the A9, but tending to fizzle out.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk extensive, some breaks forming

Cloud fairly extensive across the hills from dawn, in places to low levels. Lingering for several hours, but bases likely to lift, with breaks forming. Risk stubborn to clear in areas east of the A9, perhaps more widely.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

A little sun breaking through, sometimes hazy through high cloud. A possible murky start, then visibility becoming good or very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C.

Freezing Level

Just above highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through weekend - areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week.

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