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
Saturday 4th December 2021
Last updated Fri 3rd Dec 21 at 3:55PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Showers running inland from western coasts on strong to gale force W-NW'ly winds, extending into western Peak & Pennines. Local clusters giving frequent hail or hill snow, chance of thunder. Also risk snow for periods N & E Scotland, may move southwards. Much terrain stays frozen above 600-700m, but locally snow to lower elevations.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cold, squally winds. Possible snow for a time.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly, may change abruptly, often 20-30mph, some squally gusts over 40mph at times, perhaps 50-60mph east of A9.

Effect of the wind on you?

Beware of changing conditions: may be small at times, but risk of difficult walking and significant wind chill for periods.

How Wet?

Occasional snow

Risk occasional showers, mostly brief, although in morning chance of an area of snow for an hour or so, falling to lower slopes, becoming mostly sleet or rain up to about 500m. Often dry into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly higher tops

Cloud bases varied, often confined above 900-1000m, sometimes only patches, but more extensive and lowering in precipitation. Breaks toward higher tops periodically.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A mix of cloud and sun. Visibility often very good away from showers, but very poor in cloud and snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1 or -2C. Wind chill in strongest winds below -15C on highest tops.

Freezing Level

600 to 750m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 5th December 2021
Last updated Fri 3rd Dec 21 at 3:55PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 20 to 30mph in morning, risk 40mph around dawn, but speeds likely to lessen, may fall light up to dusk.

Effect of the wind on you?

Prepare for marked wind chill and considerable buffeting early in the day, but conditions gradually easing.

How Wet?

Occasional snow mostly east

Local snow flurries possible, perhaps more frequent snow for a time areas near/east of Glenshee. Further west across Perthshire likely more often dry through day.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly eastern tops

Varied cloud; banks of cloud across higher slopes for periods, most persistent on hills east of the A9, sometimes below 800m. Many hills across Perthshire may well clear, or just patches some tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, best toward west of A9, may become mainly sunny. Visibility excellent, but locally poor in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C.

Freezing Level

Most terrain frozen from lower slopes upward, although near central belt may be nearer 500-600m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 6th December 2021
Last updated Fri 3rd Dec 21 at 3:55PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South veering westerly, often in the range 30 to 50mph, perhaps a brief lull.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect frequent buffeting across the hills, sometimes arduous walking conditions with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow, later showers with hail

A period of snowfall is likely for a few hours, falling to lower slopes, extensive whiteout on hills. May become sleety lower down. Tending to clear from west, later followed by showers with hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Shrouding the mountains most or all day, extensively during snow, to lower slopes in places. Bases may slowly rise from the west into the afternoon, then varied in and out of showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Brief if any sun. Visibility very poor during precipitation, appalling if in snow and cloud, brief improvements lower terrain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2 to -4C, tending to slightly rise for a time.

Freezing Level

Much terrain frozen following overnight frost. Becoming 300-400m perhaps slightly higher into early afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Most mountain terrain is likely to stay frozen throughout the week ahead. Sometimes freezing conditions to lower slopes, although some day-to-day variations. Wind speed and direction will vary considerably, intermittent lulls, but then a deep low is expected to affect Britain by Tuesday-Wednesday, bringing stormy conditions, perhaps widely. Further lows are likely to follow later in the week. Extensive snowfalls possible on the hills, a mix of snow and rain lower down. Don't miss our latest video content on the MWIS YouTube channel and across our social media feeds.