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 Tuesday 27th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 26th September 2016 at 3:48pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

South, veering westerly late morning. Typically 40-45mph morning and 50 to 70mph later afternoon, although temporary slight lulls later morning/middle of day.

Effect of wind on you?

Expect widespread buffeting, deteriorating through afternoon to very difficult conditions higher areas; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain, clearing middle of day

Rain on and off for 2 or 3 hours later morning; clearing from west around midday. Then rain unlikely.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on the Munros

Cloud will rarely if at all clear highest summits. The base will vary, but in morning widely from 400 to 600m upwards. From about midday, most cloud confined above 800m west of A9 and 1000m elsewhere.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10% morning. Then 30% west of A9 to 60% elsewhere.

Sunshine and air clarity?

In afternoon, patches of sun, mainly areas accessible from and east of Glenshee. Persistent haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C to for a few hours later morning/middle of day, 10C. By evening will feel as cold as minus 7 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 28th September 2016

Winds coming off the Atlantic will continue to bring rain to most mountain areas at some stage almost daily. Nevertheless, England and Wales substantially dry on Wednesday, and although a band of rain will move only slowly south across Wales on Thursday, mostly dry weather will follow - although there may well be showers on Friday. Across Scotland, widespread rain on Wednesday, especially W & NW Highlands, followed by extensive showery weather. Rain very likely next weekend, although whether mostly showery or whether a period of persistent rain comes through is as yet uncertain.

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