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 20th June 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 4:07pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Fronts will clear slowly south-eastwards across England and Wales, bringing rain and low cloud for several hours, then becoming brighter from the north. Scotland sees scattered showers, these becoming heavier and more widespread later, of snow on highest summits.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cool and breezy. Early rain, showers later; sleet high tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly (northwesterly for a few hours), upland gale prior to dawn. Then 15-20mph morning, 20-25mph afternoon, then 30mph by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but noticeable wind chill where exposed on higher tops. Gusty around showers later.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain fading early morning. Risk a few showers later.

Remnants of overnight rain should clear southwards post-dawn, leaving occasional brief showers, but many hours dry. Sleet or snow on highest tops. By evening, a risk of scattered showers moving in from the west, these continuing into the night, locally heavy.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing toward higher tops

Shrouding many hills in morning above 600-800m, locally lower post-dawn, but cloud base lifting through day. Many tops should clear by afternoon, perhaps sooner.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% morning; 80% afternoon.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine breaking through during morning, although skies generally cloudy. Visibility becoming excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 to 6C

Freezing Level

Around 1300m, lowering to 1200m by evening.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st June 2018

High pressure builds from the west later this week to bring plenty of fair weather over the next week to 10 days. This weekend has a risk of patchy rain and low cloud for the north-western Highlands brought in on fresh westerly winds, otherwise it will be dry with many summits clear. Rather cool in the short term, but temperatures rising into next week, and eventually it may become widely hot and humid. By the end of June this may break into thunderstorms. Check our latest planning outlook video at, updated Tuesday and Friday.

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