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Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Southeastern Highlands

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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Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Many mountains dry; warm sunshine in the west. Low risk of isolated thundery showers forming. Greater threat of thunderstorms mid & south Wales. Fog persists in eastern Scotland and England from low levels upward; just some highest tops above this layer.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Dry, some lingering fog. Mostly light winds.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied; 10mph or less. Near central belt, particularly Ochils northeasterly 15 or perhaps 20mph in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Risk persistent fog east; clearing west of A9 through morning.

Areas of fog from valleys up after dawn, but fog extensive Angus and Ochils. Nevertheless, some high summits above the fog around 1000-1100m. Most cloud will clear, although may leave patches below about 900m, perhaps stubborn to lower levels easternmost hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, but 30% easternmost hills.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Banks of cloud will tend to break up to give sunshine (in some areas perhaps above lower cloud). Haze may persist in some areas, but particularly higher up visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10C at first and in cloud, rising as high as 17C by afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied; 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Summits extensively cloud free

Patches of cloud temporarily some higher slopes in morning, and also fog in and just above many glens for a few hours following dawn. Risk that low cloud will come and go Ochils above 400m through the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine, although banks of cloud above some summits. Misty or foggy widely lower slopes at first. This clearing, and visibility improving.

How Cold? (at 900m)

17C; small variation all day.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 16th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Easterly, mostly 10-15mph or less, locally at times may be 20-25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, but local gusty conditions possible, in places to low levels.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most hills

Risk of fairly extensive low cloud from dawn, particularly eastern areas where slow to lift and break. Further west, early cloud banks breaking up through morning.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, breaking through increasingly, although eastern hills may hold more cloud. Areas of mist or haze clearing, visibility may well become excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 to 13C, coolest where in cloud, but locally a few degrees warmer west of the A9.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid through the weekend, particularly in western regions, whilst eastern areas are cooler under North Sea air, which brings a risk of lingering fog banks. The Scottish Highlands stay extensively dry. Thundery rain mostly confined to Wales, although rain may expand back northwards into the Pennines by Sunday. Into next week, light winds and areas of slow-moving showers at first, then a gradual change is likely as windier conditions move in from the Atlantic, with belts of rain or showers.