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
Monday 27th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Residual heavy rain and low cloud from overnight will clear east in morning. Chiller conditions follow to all areas with a gusty southwesterly wind and showers; most frequent across Wales and also western Scotland where they will fall as sleet on the highest munros.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Heavy rain at first. Then mostly dry with tops clearing, but windy.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly increasing through morning to 20mph by midday, then 25 to 35mph through the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery through afternoon with conditions fairly arduous with significant wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Heavy rain clearing, then mostly dry

Wet start, as heavy rain from overnight lingers for a few hours after dawn. Then a drier afternoon follows with just the odd shower; mainly to the west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Early banks clearing, then mostly clear.

Extensive low cloud at first, but soon dispersing to leave hills mostly clear, although occasional patches possible on tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% lifting to 70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy start, but increasingly thinning to allow periods of sun into the afternoon. Visibility good or very good, but slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C

Freezing Level

Soon close to freezing highest tops.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly in the range 20 to 30mph, may ease during the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will likely impede walking across the hills for several hours with marked buffeting and wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional showers

A few showers will move in from the southwest through the day, sleet highest tops. Risk of showers merging to give steady rain later in the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Lowering onto tops for periods.

Tops likely clearing at times, especially east of the A9, but periods where bases will lower down to 1000-1200m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional patches of sun, but mostly cloudy in the west. Visibility good or very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C

Freezing Level

Just above highest tops

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 35 to 45mph at dawn, will ease to around 20-30mph into the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect arduous conditions through morning with significant wind chill and buffeting; conditions slowly easing.

How Wet?

Isolated, if any, showers

Very likely dry much of the day. However, risk of the odd shower, these mostly occurring west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

A few patches covering higher tops at times in the morning. Otherwise, clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 to 3C; coldest early morning.

Freezing Level

1000m at first, lifting to around 1200m

Planning Outlook

An unsettled and windy period of weather over the next 7 to 10 days with frequent areas of low pressure bringing bouts of upland gales or severe gales and rain; large falls accumulating across western hills. Chillier than of late, some days near freezing on higher Scottish tops with sleet and wet snow at times on the highest Munros.