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 19th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

After a chilly start, a fine day will follow with a patchwork of sunshine. Chance of a few bursts of rain here and there, mainly inland in the afternoon. High cloud bases with hills extensively clear, although some banks of hill fog at first; particularly SE Highlands.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Banks of hill fog will soon disperse. Then fine and clear with hazy sun.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly typically 5 to 15mph, although may increase a little during day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of a few bursts of rain; likely to amount to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Generally confined to eastern hills

Cloud may come and go above 500 to 850m in the morning, lowest base in east. Bases lifting and breaking up, slowest to clear hills east of Glenshee. By afternoon, summits extensively or completely cloud free.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% at first, lifting to 80% by afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, although overall extensive high level, sometimes thin cloud layers. Excellent visibility although there may be increasing haziness through the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

11C, nearer 7C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 20th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Low confidence in forecast: Little wind at first, becoming easterly 20-30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small at first, may increasingly impede walking tops later in the day.

How Wet?

Substantially dry, risk rain evening.

Risk of a scattering of showers developing from late morning onwards, but many hills missing these and staying dry. Risk of rain arriving from south in evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Banks lifting to tops. Later lowering again.

Banks of cloud some higher slopes from dawn will lift to become confined to or above the tops by midday. However, bases lowering again later in the day in rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, but increasing cloud cover through the day. Visibility good or very good, later deteriorating should rain develop.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 7C; lowest toward evening in east.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Bursts of showery rain here and there

A scattering of showers through the day; locally heavy in the afternoon with small risk thunder. However, some hills will miss most of these and stay mostly dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clear, occasionally capping tops.

Hills often clear through the day, but now and again, mainly at dawn and around showers, will cap the tops in fog.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but some cloudy periods too. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C lifting to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Fairly chilly pattern early next week, but mostly fine with hills often clear as a ridge of high pressure dominates. However from midweek onwards, whilst turning warmer, it will become more changeable with the risk of pulses of showery rain from time to time as pressure gradually lowers from the west. However, there will still be some dry and fine periods; these conditions perhaps predominating still across eastern areas where broadly any rainfall amounts will be small.