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
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 3:13 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Most mountains dry with light winds. Very warm and humid. Beware of dehydration. However, mainly on Pennines, locally gusty winds and on N Pennines and N & E Borders fog may persist. Isolated thunder mainly western mountains, but storms widespread Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Warm; light wind. Fog some areas - higher tops above the cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly, 10 to locally 15mph, possibly 20mph Orchils.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Low risk isolated pockets of fine drizzle Orchils.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, before clearing many tops

Cloud extensive from dawn, forming many lower slopes up, and in many areas between 600 (base) and 900 or 1000m (top). During day most or all hills will clear, albeit very low cloud may affect the Orchils most or all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% - although extensive fog lower slopes, morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Increasingly sunny though possibly remaining dull Orchils. Hazy - although perhaps very clear air higher Munros.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Varied, typically 8C where in cloud, but up to 14C by midday elsewhere.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied; 10mph or less. Near central belt, particularly Ochils northeasterly 15 or perhaps 20mph in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Risk persistent fog east; clearing west of A9 through morning.

Areas of fog from valleys up after dawn, but fog extensive Angus and Ochils. Nevertheless, some high summits above the fog around 1000-1100m. Most cloud will clear, although may leave patches below about 900m, perhaps stubborn to lower levels easternmost hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%, but 30% easternmost hills.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Banks of cloud will tend to break up to give sunshine (in some areas perhaps above lower cloud). Haze may persist in some areas, but particularly higher up visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10C at first and in cloud, rising as high as 17C by afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied; 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Summits extensively cloud free

Patches of cloud temporarily some higher slopes in morning, and also fog in and just above many glens for a few hours following dawn. Risk that low cloud will come and go Ochils above 400m through the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine, although banks of cloud above some summits. Misty or foggy widely lower slopes at first. This clearing, and visibility improving.

How Cold? (at 900m)

17C; small variation all day.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.