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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
Thursday 27th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy. Low cloud and patches of rain will clear southward across Wales. Otherwise, a drop in freezing level will bring snow showers to Scotland (mainly west and north), and bursts of sun. Although a rise in cloud base, most western mountains will remain shrouded in cloud.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland gales or near gales. Risk snow showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 35 to 45mph, although post dawn 50mph on higher tops east of the A9.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking widely arduous, and for periods, particularly on higher summits difficult. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Little if nay precipitation

Small risk of an isolated snow shower west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher tops Perthshire, may clear elsewhere

Cloud base will fluctuate; generally lowest west of A9 where typically 600 to 900m. Elsewhere, by early afternoon, cloud rare below 850m and frequently base around 1050m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west to by afternoon 80% east of A9

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, mainly east of A9. Visibility excellent, but temporarily poor in snow showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C. Will feel as cold as minus 14C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

800m

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 28th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly winds increasing through the day to reach 50 mph. Strong gusts reaching lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking will increasingly be difficult and serious where exposed to the high winds.

How Wet?

Rain, mostly west of A9

Dry start, but pockets rain getting more frequent through the day, especially west of the A9. Very little rain will reach Angus.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive cloud west of A9

Cloud base will be 900m around Loch Tay and 1100m near the Angus glens. It will then lower into the afternoon as rain arrives.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Reasonable visibility when not in cloud. Pockets of sunshine.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C

Freezing Level

1100m

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 29th January 2022
Last updated Wed 26th Jan 22 at 3:23PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Upland gales, westerly 40 to 50mph, at first. Will ease a little and veer north westerly later in the day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult and serious walking conditions where exposed to wind. Gusts may throw you off balance.

How Wet?

Persistent rain for a time

Pockets of drizzly rain will turn persistent for an hour or two, especially near Loch Tay, before clearing to leave odd snow showers. Angus may remain largely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits gradually clearing

Cloud covering higher hills at first will lower as rain intensifies. After front passes the cloud base will rise and particularly east of A9, many summits will clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Dull at first before patches of sunshine and very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C dropping to -2C

Freezing Level

Above the summits at first but dropping to 700m behind the front.

Planning Outlook

Westerly winds, sometimes exceeding gale force at least in Scotland will continue until into next month. There will be frequent rainfall on western mountains; copious on the W & NW Highlands, where as temperatures oscillate, there will be both rain and snow - over time, the snow accumulation on the Munros. Further south, only occasionally will freezing levels be low, with most precipitation as rain. There remains uncertainty later Sunday (30th) when a small low may bring significant snow to the Scottish Highlands.