Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 21st July 2017

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 Friday 21st July 2017 at 7:18am

Summary for all mountain areas

Severe conditions on mountains near the Irish Sea as upland gales or severe gales (Wales) spread inland ahead of a band of heavy rain and low cloud. Winds will strengthen into Scotland, but low cloud and a little rain will be mostly confined to southern Scotland.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Increasingly windy. A little rain, extensive low cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, strengthening gradually from 25mph post dawn to 35 to 40mph by mid or late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly arduous where exposed on higher summits. Local sudden gusts extending to lower slopes from major ridges and summits.

How Wet?

Little or perhaps no rain

Dry for several hours from dawn. Then rain now and again, generally light or very light - perhaps barely wetting the ground. The rain most likely west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; may clear some lower summits

Extensive cloud higher slopes west of A9, although may later morning lift above 900-1050m for a few hours. Elsewhere, hills persistently covered, from 450-650m upwards Ochils and near and east of Glenshee.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10%, although 30% central highlands

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare sunshine west of A9. increasingly hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd July 2017

This weekend and early next week, winds often light, some areas of low cloud and constant rain, but overall frequently dry (despite fairly low pressure). Least rain will be in northern Scotland. Nevertheless one or two areas of strong winds. A weak ridge of high pressure will bring mostly fine conditions to the mountains early next week, but further strengthening winds and rain are likely to spread east across Britain mid-week. From then rain and low cloud will be frequent, particularly western mountains.