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 2nd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry and bright for most places. Quite cool, but light winds. A fair amount of cloud in the sky, although most summits often clear. Patches on some higher slopes in morning. One or two showers for the Pennines and Wales, locally a heavy burst in S & E Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Generally dry, many tops clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction variable mostly less than 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Low risk of a shower

Chance of an isolated shower, mainly middle of day onward.

Cloud on the hills?

Above many summits

A few banks of cloud here and there on highest slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 or 6C at dawn, rising toward 10C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Possible grass frost at dawn some glens.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Odd pockets of drizzle if around low cloud. Perhaps an isolated shower forming through the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, may linger central highlands

Varied banks of cloud from dawn, the lowest cloud largely breaking up in morning, but may linger on mountains west of the A9 for periods above 700-900m, some breaks forming. Further east, mostly above 1000-1200m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50% west, 70% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy skies, glimpses of sun. Visibility good or very good below cloud, but rather dull some areas for a time.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but blustery in places around higher summits.

How Wet?

Risk a burst of rain

A little rain drifting northeastwards across the region, likely fairly patchy in nature, but risk of the odd heavy burst.

Cloud on the hills?

Most persistent central highlands

Cloud may be fairly persistent across Perthshire above 700-900m, perhaps lower for periods toward the Trossachs. East of the A9, mostly above 900-1000m, best breaks toward and east of Lochnagar.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west, to 60% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, glimpses of sun mainly toward east. Western areas may be rather dull, otherwise visibility good below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8C rising to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet start to the week, but expect local showers or patchy rain. Lowering pressure Wednesday into Thursday then leads to an unsettled end to the week. Widespread rain and heavy showers, some thundery downpours. The most sustained rain likely focused on England & Wales. Windier too, the strongest winds expected across southern Britain, where gales are possible at times Thursday-Friday. A little warmer through midweek, but no imminent return to hot weather. Likely staying generally unsettled through the weekend as low pressure continues to influence Britain.