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 10th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Extensive low cloud central/southern Highlands, and patches elsewhere, will lift. Many hills clearing, but patches persisting some high tops and more widely around west coast. Showers. England and Wales: A largely fine day with hazy sunshine through high level cloud. A few showers.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Low cloud lifting and breaking to higher tops. Showers developing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly between 20 and 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede ease of walking where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Showers

A mix of a few patches of rain here and there in the morning and then showers in the afternoon. Some hills may escape mostly dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting and breaking

Extensive very low cloud from dawn, although cloud base likely to rise through the morning and break up. In the afternoon some good breaks, but patches may linger across higher tops and patches to 800m in showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% at first, lifting to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little hazy sun at times, but mostly cloudy. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C lifting to 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 11th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Increasing risk of bursts of rain.

Perhaps dry for a few hours in the morning, but increasing risk as the day progresses of bursts of rain developing. Precipitation may become prolonged over and hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Varying, patches to lower slopes in rain.

Low confidence: Cloud bases varying markedly through the day. Often covering higher slopes above 800-900m, with ragged patches to lower slopes in rain. Cloud breaking at times off high tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some hazy sun through high cloud at first, but increasingly overcast skies. Visibility very good, but deteriorating in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6 lowering to 4C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 12th April 2020
Last updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 4:38 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Low confidence in forecast: Little winds for several hours, but northerly winds developing later, 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede walking across higher areas later in the day with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Often dry, risk of some showers.

Much of the day may well be dry. However, risk of a few showers; should they occur, increasingly falling as snow higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, patches at different heights.

Cloud distribution very varied across the hills. Patches at varying heights will drift around slowly, at times these fairly extensive across higher tops. Some breaks will occur, especially in the south.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, but some patches of sun at times through high cloud. Visibility good or very good, but poor in any showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Lowering to 2 or 3C

Freezing Level

Lowering to between 1100-1300m through the day, lowest in the north.

Planning Outlook

Rain from time to time through the weekend as a shallow but complicated area of low pressure drifts across Britain. High pressure will then dominate, bringing several fine days next week. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/