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
Saturday 16th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy, particularly Scottish Highlands, where widespread upland gales. Fog will be very extensive on western mountains. Freezing level will have risen on most mountains, nevertheless, showery precipitation will be of snow on nearly all higher areas.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland gales or near gales. Occasional snow and extensive fog.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South soon veering westerly, typically 40 to occasionally 45mph, but nearer 35mph south of Perth. There will be a temporary lull in the morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking difficult where exposed and wind chill significant.

How Wet?

Occasional precipitation

Overnight snow, (sleet or rain some lowest slopes), will clear after dawn. Occasional snow showers, although these may become frequent for an hour or two central highlands.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across the mountains

Blanket of low cloud, by late morning base typically 500 to locally 800m (most likely Angus), but patches below 400m in rain. Base will tend to rise in afternoon a couple of hundred metres afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun developing, most likely east of A9. Hazy, and visibility poor in precipitation.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C. Will feel as cold as minus 13 Celsius where exposed to the wind.

Freezing Level

300 to 700m - freezing level poorly defined, only small temperature change with height.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 17th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 30 to 35mph, perhaps 40mph higher tops Perthshire.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly significant buffeting and wind chill where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Snow, may become frequent later

Occasional snow and hail showers, although mostly rain lowest slopes. Few showers east of A9. Moderate to high threat of a deterioration to frequent precipitation into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across higher areas

Cloud base will vary, typically 750 to 950m generally highest near and east of Glenshee. Near precipitation will deteriorate with areas of cloud above 650m, temporarily 500m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, mainly east of A9 morning. Varied visibility; slight haze at best and very poor in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C

Freezing Level

800m

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 18th January 2021
Last updated Friday 15th January 2021 at 3:27 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 35 to occasionally 45mph. South of Perth, mostly 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Extensive considerable buffeting and wind chill where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Showers; perhaps sometimes frequent

Occasional showers, of snow above 500m - mostly near and west of A9. Risk of one or two periods when the precipitation is frequent over a couple of hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on the Munros

Higher areas extensively covered; typical cloud base 750 to 950m, generally lowest near and west of the A9. However, patches likely near 550m where precipitation becomes frequent.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mainly lower slopes near and east of the A9. Generally hazy; and very poor visibility in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C

Freezing Level

750m

Planning Outlook

Precipitation will fall at some stage most days over the next week or two; mostly falling as snow on the mountains - although rain England and Wales early next week. On the Scottish Highlands, terrain will be persistently frozen. Often windy with extensive upland gales.