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
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

In Scotland, many places dry, but a few showers moving around slowly, of snow on higher summits. Chilly, but winds light. A complex front drifts east across England & Wales - rain may well largely clear, but risk of showers following, may cluster together.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Chilly, mostly light winds. Isolated hail showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied, rarely more than 10-15mph, sometimes little wind. May be northwesterly 20mph for a few hours around dawn.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Risk a few showers, hail/snow tops

Much of the day likely dry, but expect a scattering of showers to form and drift around slowly, with snow flurries falling to around 800m, and hail to lower slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaks to higher tops

Patches of cloud above 800-1000m or briefly lower in morning, but breaks forming to many higher slopes through middle of day. Locally around showers, patches will form below 700m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, the cloud occasionally filling in, particularly afternoon. Visibility mostly excellent, reduced only briefly by local showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 or 3C

Freezing Level

Around 1200m, but also slight frost some glens and corries at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 24th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Mostly east or northeasterly, 10-15mph, but possible reaching 25-30mph for a time southernmost hills.

Effect of the wind on you?

Likely small, but locally may be blustery with distinct wind chill higher areas.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Much of the day may well remain dry with just well scattered showers of hail, or sometimes snow on the Munros. Chance areas of rain may rotate across the hills nearest the central belt for a few hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Most likely very little

Patches mostly confined to higher slopes. Many tops often free of cloud. If rain occurs locally, cloud lowering onto hills for periods.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and well broken cloud, may be obscured at times by high cloud. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 to 4C.

Freezing Level

1200m or just above.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 25th September 2020
Last updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 4:20 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 20 to often 30mph, risk 45mph for a time higher summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Frequent buffeting on higher terrain, sometimes arduous conditions; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rare showers, hail or snow tops

Well scattered brief showers spreading from the north, with hail, or snow on the Munros.

Cloud on the hills?

Tops often clear

Patches of cloud mostly confined above 900-1000m, and frequently clearing to higher summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Frequent bursts of bright sunshine. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 to 3C.

Freezing Level

1100 to 1200m.

Planning Outlook

Generally chilly into the weekend with higher mountains near or just below freezing point, and overnight frost in many valleys, notable early-season low temperatures Highland glens. A complex low pivots eastwards on Thursday - rain focused across England, Wales & southern Scotland. Strong northerly winds follow on Friday with scattered hail showers, snow on the Munros. Pressure builds by Saturday leading to largely dry conditions and very clear air. Early next week, westerly winds are expected to return, with rain at times, low cloud and varied temperatures.