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 16th October 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeast, switching west to southwesterly into afternoon; speeds may change quickly, risk 30 to 40mph with stronger gusts morning, but also periods of little wind throughout day.

Effect of wind on you?

Risk of arduous walking and significant wind chill for a time morning; becoming small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Heavy rain lasting several hours

A front moving slowly northeastward brings heavy rain for several hours morning into middle of day. Fading gradually from west afternoon. Becoming sleet or wet snow higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, very low; bases lifting later west.

Cloud likely to cover the hills throughout the day, persistently to lower slopes much of the region. Bases may begin to lift from west as rain fades, with best of any breaks to 800m around Loch Rannoch later.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% later 30%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Generally overcast and murky. Visibility locally starting good toward east, but very poor as rain sets in.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C, later falling to 3C. Risk feeling close to -8C in exposure to wind morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; may lower close to highest slopes later.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 17th October 2019

Through the weekend, areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week as pressure builds. Milder southwesterlies may then return with some wind and rain possible by midweek.

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