Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 16th February 2019

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.

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Forecast last updated on Friday 15th February 2019 at 2:53pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Drizzly rain across the W/NW Highlands in the morning will fizzle out, and cloud bases will tend to lift. Best breaks toward the Cairngorms. For England & Wales, low cloud mostly focused around Irish Sea coasts, but extensive in south Wales. Blustery winds, gales widely into evening.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Patchy rain fading during morning. Wind strengthening later.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly, 20 to 30mph, at times 35mph. Strengthening toward sunset, and widely reaching gale force on hills into the night.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly blustery on higher areas, with local gusty conditions around passes and cols. Noticeable wind chill in exposure on tops.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Largely dry; a little early rain west of A9, fading.

Patches of drizzly rain from before dawn continuing into the early morning, focused across Perthshire. May give sleet above 1000-1100m. Fading during morning to leave the region substantially dry by afternoon. Many hills toward Glenshee and Angus may well be largely dry all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive morning; lifting, breaks forming.

Cloud is likely to shroud the hills fairly extensively through the morning above 400-600m. However, bases lifting through day to 700-900m, and breaks may well form increasingly by afternoon, leaving just ragged patches some higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%, rising to 60% afternoon.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of sunshine, mainly afternoon. Visibility fairly good, but murky for a few hours in morning, leaving a slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C. Where exposed to strongest wind, feeling closer to -8C.

Freezing Level

1200 to 1400m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 17th February 2019

South to southwesterly winds continue through the weekend into next week, eventually becoming southeasterly. For 36-48 hours Monday-Tuesday, freezing levels will drop to 900m or briefly lower, with showers of snow or hail on the mountains, focused western Scotland. By midweek, temperatures will lift again, as high pressure rebuilds to the east of Britain. Dry conditions likely to prevail for several days. A thaw will resume, leaving very little snow in general on the mountains. Some low cloud, with inversion conditions some days. Often windy, gale force at times, and locally very gusty.