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 26th September 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 3:08pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales Cumbria northwards, increasingly severe northwards into the Scottish Highlands. Occasional rain, although the rain persistent W/NW Highlands. Fine with light winds Peak District and Wales. Many summits from Snowdon range northwards cloud covered all day.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland severe gales; occasional rain. Fog higher areas.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to 70mph after dawn. Will tend to ease marginally afternoon. Nearer 45mph Ochils.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking widely very difficult on higher areas, and in some areas through cols and passes. Sudden gusts some lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain occasionally, mainly west of A9

Rain on and off west of A9. East of the A9, rain light and patchy, generally only spots in the wind. Little rain at all Ochils and Angus.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Cloud will shroud higher areas all day; frequently forming above 550m west of A9. East of A9, most cloud above 700m, and near and east of Glenshee, cloud base most frequently around 850m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil west of A9 to 40% Angus

Air clarity (below cloud)

Isolated pockets weak sunshine valleys near and east of A9. Hazy; and poor visibility in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 27th September 2018

High pressure, generally centred over or near S Britain will bring extensively dry conditions over the next 10 days. However, around the periphery of the high in Scotland, intermittently windy (particularly north), and weakening fronts will bring occasional rain southwards. Higher Munros often close to freezing point, and slight frost many valleys some nights.

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