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 Thursday 23rd November 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7:24am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cold air advances back southwards. A complex area of low pressure NE of Scotland brings areas of frequent or constant snow to the Highlands, although should tend to fade in central areas. Clusters of snow and hail showers for England & Wales, where upland winds up to storm force.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Blustery, cold; snow showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West soon northwest or northerly; some variation in speed through the day: occasionally 35mph, but nearer mostly 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

At first may be fairly small, but risk of considerable buffeting and wind chill developing on higher areas.

How Wet?

Snow showers

One or two clusters of showers (mainly near Central Belt) from dawn, but the morning largely dry. Scattered snow showers afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but breaks developing

Cloud will shroud some areas in fog after dawn. However, will improve, frequently cloud confined above 900-1100m by midday.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine intermittently, most widely near and east of Glenshee from late morning Visibility frequently excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C dropping through day to -4C. Where exposed, will feel as cold as minus -17C.

Freezing Level

400 or 500m toward the central belt, but in most areas soon lowering to near or below freezing from just above glens upward.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th November 2017

Frequently cold due to predominance of northerly winds until the end of the month, and perhaps into December. Snow will accumulate extensively in N and NE Scotland, less so elsewhere in Scotland. Nevertheless, only lowest slopes will see mostly rain, and periods of thaw up to highest summits will be rare. Over England and Wales, intermittent precipitation, often of snow on highest tops.

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