Southeastern Highlands

The southern Highlands as far west as the Callander area 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
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold northerly breeze - notable chill factor on the tops, particularly eastern areas. Feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sunshine, especially by afternoon, best in western Scotland. Most places dry all day, low risk of a brief light shower or flurry. Early showers clearing south across Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Brisk chilly winds in east. Mostly dry with sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 20 to 25mph, often nearer 30mph tops near and east of Lochnagar to Glenshee, locally 35mph early in day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Blustery in places which may start to affect comfortable walking on exposed tops.

How Wet?

Rare if any showers

Isolated brief light showers or snow flurries on hills, mostly eastern areas.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little, or clearing tops

Patches of cloud on some higher slopes in the morning, mainly Lochnagar and eastern hills. Bases lifting above the hills. Central highlands more often clear all day, rare patches.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% east, to above 90% central highlands

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun, often sunniest toward central highlands; beware sunburn. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C rising to +1 or 4C, coldest east, warmest Ben Lawers area afternoon. Wind chill feeling like -5 to 10C, coldest on eastern Munros.

Freezing Level

800m rising to 1000 to 1200m, lowest toward and east of Glenshee, but lifting above most central tops. Frost in sheltered glens at first.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northeasterly 15 to 20mph, occasionally 25mph mainly east from Glenshee.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small effect on walking. Marked wind chill higher eastern slopes, but feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sun.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Chance of a brief flurry of soft hail or snow, mainly in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Brief patches on some higher slopes in the morning. Cloud above most or all tops by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C rising to +2 or 3C. Wind chill feels like -5C to locally -10C in morning on some tops.

Freezing Level

600-700m early morning, plus frost in sheltered glens at first, rising toward 1200m afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 25th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 15 to 25mph, strongest eastern areas.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small effect on walking most places, but locally considerable chill factor over higher terrain.

How Wet?

Showers developing

A scattering of showers forming increasingly during the day, with hail, plus snow flurries at times falling to mid-heights.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasionally on higher areas

Patches of cloud forming over some slopes in the morning, bases lifting toward the summits and many mountains will clear. Local fragments returning around showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best in morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C rising to 0C east to +2 or 3C west. Wind chill feeling like -5 to -10C, coldest in morning in east.

Freezing Level

700-800m at first, plus frost in glens; rising to 900 to 1200m, highest central highlands afternoon.

Planning Outlook

Northerly breezes continue into midweek, feeling distinctly chilly over higher terrain - temperatures will fluctuate from below freezing in the morning, to a few degrees above into the afternoon for a few days - coldest toward the east and northeast. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure Thursday into Friday, turning more widely showery again with hail and snow on some hills, but winds fairly light. A risk of a rain system spiraling across Britain over the weekend, upland snow for a time, accompanied by stronger east to southeasterly winds.