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 Sunday 21st January 2018
Forecast last updated on Saturday 20th January 2018 at 1:32pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread upland gales or near gales; sudden gusts to lower slopes. Widespread snow ahead of a slowly northeastward moving front will turn to rain some western mountains, and across Wales. However, the precipitation will not reach N/NE Scotland until afternoon.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland gales; very gusty. Snow becoming extensive; widespread whiteout.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly, strengthening quickly from dawn. Soon 40 to locally 55mph. Sudden gusts will reach some lower slopes.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely difficult across the hills. Strongest winds not necessarily on highest areas, and strong winds, and sometimes sudden ferocious gusts reach lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow setting in from the southwest; extensive whiteout

Snow setting from southwest morning near and west of A9 and Ochils and then across the region as the snow gradually envelops Angus. Expect very extensive whiteout.

Cloud on the hills?

Deteriorating as cloud fills in across the hills

By or soon after dawn, fog widely higher areas, but may already have formed some lower slopes. Will deteriorate as the fog, widely from just above the glens extends across the region during morning. and west of Loch Linnhe, most cloud remaining above 750m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Increasingly hazy morning. In snow, visibility widely appalling, even near zero.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C. Will feel as cold as minus 17 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Near or below freezing point from glens up; terrain frozen.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 22nd January 2018

Less cold most of next week. Snow will melt extensively southern Scotland southwards as periods of freeze on higher summits become few. Across the Highlands, freeze-thaw cycles will result in intermittent snow loss and replenishment. Most precipitation during the week will be on western mountains.

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