Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 24th January 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).

Forecast last updated on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A zone of low cloud and patchy rain extends across S & SW Scotland, plus western-most hills in England & Wales. Elsewhere largely dry, cloud breaks to higher tops, particularly N Scotland. Windy on Scottish mountains; gale force in N & NW Highlands. Some terrain frozen.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Blustery on hills. Low cloud, patchy rain or drizzle.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, 30 to 35, or locally at times 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede walking on higher areas; considerable buffeting and wind chill some tops.

How Wet?

A little rain, mainly south-west

Rain and drizzle occasionally, mostly west of A9, but amounts small. Elsewhere, rain rare, if any Deeside & east of Glenshee.

Cloud on the hills?

Persistent many hills all day; may break up toward east

Cloud extensive above 400 to 600m west of A9. The base 600 to 800m further east, although may sometimes break to or above higher tops near and east of Glenshee.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% west; 30% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun valleys near and east of Glenshee. Haze lower slopes; fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to perhaps locally 5C near and east of Glenshee; little change in temperature with height from valleys to summits.

Freezing Level

Mostly above the summits; although some higher areas close to or just below freezing point. Much terrain still frozen.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 25th January 2017

Southerly winds will be gale or severe gale force on most hills and mountains for the rest this week, although it will remain largely dry as fronts are held at bay to the west of Britain. A little rain or drizzle and low cloud will drift onto western hills from time to time, but many tops should be often clear. A change to a more pronounced south-westerly regime is expected by the end of the month, although there is uncertainty about how quickly this evolves around the weekend - many areas may remain largely dry until into next week. Often near or below freezing on higher areas - terrain at least partly frozen. Next week, periods of freeze and thaw are likely.