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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 7th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Northerly winds continue, typically strongest North Pennines & Cheviots. Cool or cold; lowest temperatures in northern Scotland, where sub-zero above 800-1000m, and occasional snow flurries. Low cloud, rain & drizzle affects Pennine areas for several hours.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cold. Isolated showers, snow high tops. Wind easing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 30 to 40mph early morning, 45mph in the east around dawn, will ease to 15 to 25mph by the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous in the morning with significant wind chill. Conditions easing through the day.

How Wet?

Showers fizzling out.

Showery bursts for a few hours after dawn, snow across tops, but these tending to fizzle out to leave just isolated showers by afternoon, becoming largely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive, some breaks afternoon.

Fairly extensive cloud on the hills through the day, bases generally 600-900m in the morning, lowest east of A9, before rising to become above 1000m in the afternoon with some breaks, best across Perthshire west of the A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% rising to 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun breaking through. Visibility very good, but briefly poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, locally rising to 5C central highlands into afternoon. Wind chill feeling close to -10C where exposed to strongest wind.

Freezing Level

1200m, dropping slightly toward dusk in areas near/east of the A9, then around 900-1000m after dark.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 15mph from dawn will become variable 5 to 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Becoming negligible.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Chance of an isolated light shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Patches covering higher slopes.

Patches will come and go across higher slopes above 900-1000m, perhaps fairly persistent in the morning in the north. Good breaks by afternoon, most widespread towards central belt.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C lifting to 4 to 6C; highest in Perthshire in afternoon.

Freezing Level

900m from dawn, with frost in corries, plus some glens. Lifting above all summits by afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, strengthening from 5-10mph to 15-20mph by afternoon and evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Fragments or local banks of cloud on some slopes from dawn, mostly breaking up in morning to leave the mountains generally clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny overall, although giving way to building high cloud later from west. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 6C, locally a degree or so higher by afternoon eastern areas.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; slight ground frost some glens and corries at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Pressure builds across Britain to start the week, leaving just isolated showers. During Tuesday, a front moves into western Scotland - the legacy of this likely to bring a dull, damp day on Wednesday for some. Uncertainty later in the week: high pressure toward north/east, whilst areas of showers may move around slowly. Temperatures recovering gradually. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.