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 Wednesday 11th December 2019
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 4:20pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively windy and cold, with frequent snow and hail on most, particularly western mountains. Whiteout in some areas, and lightning in places. Upland gales will be severe northern Scotland.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland gales. Frequent snow; temporary whiteout.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph; tending to ease marginally through daylight.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions, sometimes from lower slopes up. Particularly squally from valleys upward near precipitation. Severe wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Hail and snow showers.

Hail and snow showers, sometimes brief, particularly east of the A9. However, especially toward central highlands, precipitation may be almost constant for an hour or so. Very wet underfoot lower slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively covering the mountains

Cloud base continually changing. Occasionally some higher tops (mainly east of the A9) clearing, but overall persistent fog on higher areas (though mostly confined to highest tops near and east of Glenshee), and near precipitation, fragments of cloud below 500m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% west of A9 to 50% Angus

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Bursts of sun, mainly valleys near and east of Glenshee. Visibility intermittently very poor or temporarily appalling.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3 or -4C. Will feel as cold as minus 18C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Around 500m - some variation as precipitation comes and goes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 12th December 2019

Cold, intermittently windy and extensive snowfall on most mountain areas during the next week. Only occasionally will snow penetrate to affect access roads; nevertheless, snow will accumulate on many lower slopes. Generally precipitation will be focussed on western mountains; some eastern summits substantially dry.

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