Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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).

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 2:20pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold but generally dry and sunny day for many areas. Terrain widely frozen from valleys upward following some very low night temperatures. Local snow showers or flurries, focused around western coastal hills. Fragments of cloud on some higher slopes. The air very clear.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Generally dry, sunny. Terrain frozen. Wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly, 15mph or occasionally less, rarely 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Precipitation unlikely

Most of the region dry all day. Rare if any brief snow or hail showers, confined west of A9. Snow lying into the glens.

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits free of cloud

Typically cloud base 1050m or above, with summits east of the A9 and near/south of Loch Tay rarely covered.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Sunshine; frequent near and south of Loch Tay to Spittal of Glenshee. The air extremely clear, rarely reduced if snow flurries occur.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-4C. Where exposed to wind, feeling close to -12C.

Freezing Level

Terrain frozen from glens up. Marginal thawing lowest sunlit slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th January 2019

Cold conditions are expected to prevail across the mountains over the next week or fortnight - perhaps longer. Mountain temperatures will frequently be sub-freezing, often to lower slopes in Scotland. Wind speeds very varied day-to-day, at times up to gale force with severe chill factor. Over the next 5 days or so, winds will be mostly from the west or northwest, allowing briefly less cold air to affect England & Wales in particular. Whilst there is some uncertainty, indications into next week favour a cyclonic situation, with areas of precipitation circling around a broad area of low pressure, with scope for locally substantial snowfalls on the mountains. A northeasterly flow may well emerge for a few days.