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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
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Chilly northerly winds, mostly fairly light, will bring a few showers, of snow higher areas Scottish Highlands, but the risk of heavier showery rain to Wales - mainly South Wales. Patches of sun, although extensive cloud overall.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Locally blustery. A few showers, of snow higher tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 20 to occasionally. 25mph, but perhaps 30mph near and east of Glenshee in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but perhaps significant buffeting and wind chill near and east of Glenshee.

How Wet?

Brief showers or flurries

Occasional showers, most likely from late morning. Generally the showers brief, of hail or above 900m snow.

Cloud on the hills?

All or nearly all clearing

Cloud base will rise, by late morning, higher tops extensively cloud free. Near showers, a few fragments of cloud will reform on higher slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, but overall extensive cloud. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 4C

Freezing Level

850m after dawn, but above the summits by midday. Slight frost at first some valleys and corries.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

North or northwesterly mostly less than 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Increasingly wet from north afternoon

A few patches of rain, or above 800m snow, will drift about lowly from dawn. Will deteriorate from north middle of day as precipitation becomes widespread and heavy with risk thunder. Total rainfall very varied over a few miles.

Cloud on the hills?

Will come and go, sometimes extensive and shrouding lower slopes

Considerable variation, particularly afternoon. Broadly, cloud base will rise from 750m after dawn toward 1100m late morning. But in precipitation expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes as well.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way from north to rare bursts of sun. The air very clear, but visibility very poor in precipitation.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C, but up to 4C afternoon.

Freezing Level

1050m, although 1250m away from precipitation by afternoon. Frost at first some valleys and upland dips.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied between 15mph or widely less. Gusts 25mph in places.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, but near precipitation, expect sudden gusts on both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Areas of rain; some heavy & thundery

Overall extensive rainfall as areas of steady rain and heavier thundery showers drift within an area of low pressure. Expect hail and above 1000m snow. There may well be considerable variation in rainfall over a few miles.

Cloud on the hills?

Mountains cloud covered most or all day

Overall, fog will cover higher areas persistently, sometimes forming from lowest slopes up, but here and there breaks toward higher summits for a few hours.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of sun here and there. The air very clear, but due to the precipitation, often misty or murky and very poor visibility in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C

Freezing Level

1200m.

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains until later in the week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation with risk thunder. Signs of a few warmer drier days toward or into next weekend.