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.

Click here to download the latest PDF Last Updated Fri 30th Oct 20 at 8:07AM Last Updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07AM
View our low-graphics version Last Updated Fri 30th Oct 20 at 8:07AM Last Updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07AM

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 30th October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak ridge of high pressure will bring a spell of relatively benign conditions to S Scotland and into England and Wales. However, showers will affect NW Scotland and there is uncertainty in the extent that strong winds, rain and low cloud clear from the NW across Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Upland gales or near gales easing slowly. Rain soon easing to isolated showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 30mph. Nearer 25mph Ochils. Will tend to ease a little though the day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking arduous and wind chill significant on many higher areas.

How Wet?

Risk brief showers

Overnight rain finally clearing soon after dawn. Through the day, risk of a brief shower, most likely west of A9, giving a snow flurry above 900m.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Extensive fog at dawn, before cloud base rises. Cloud base then varying, typically 650m near precipitation, otherwise 950m. Near and east of Glenshee and Ochils, cloud rare below 750m, and most cloud above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% central highlands to 80% near and east of Glenshee

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, particularly lower slopes near and east of Glenshee afternoon. Visibility soon excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C

Freezing Level

1150m

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 31st October 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Low confidence in this forecast: Southerly 50 to 70mph morning and 30 to 45mph afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Walking, or any mobility, may be very difficult on higher areas, and wind chill severe. Sudden powerful gusts even lower slopes.

How Wet?

Widespread heavy rain

Frequent rain, particularly morning, sometimes heavy or perhaps torrential west of A9. More showery in afternoon. Least rain Ochils and Angus.

Cloud on the hills?

Threat almost blanket fog

Cloud base may well be persistently very low, forming from lower slopes up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or probably no sunshine. Visibility extensively very poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Mostly 7C, but several degrees colder at dawn and again before dusk.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but may drop to 1100m by dusk.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 1st November 2020
Last updated Friday 30th October 2020 at 8:07 AM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South veering southwesterly 45 to 60mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Any mobility difficult for periods and wind chill severe where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Frequent rain

There may be one or two dry periods, but overall frequent sometimes heavy rain. Will transition to heavy showers. Hail & on higher tops snow. Widely saturated underfoot: some paths & in spate streams and rivers west of A9 will flood.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

A few breaks to higher tops, but overall the Munros cloud covered. Typical cloud base 400-700m although by afternoon east of A9, most cloud above 650m with breaks to 950m (the breaks mainly near and east of Glenshee).

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare patches of sun, most likely lower slopes east from the A9. Frequently misty and at times very poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C

Freezing Level

Intermittently above the summits, but at first and again later in the day, 1100m.

Planning Outlook

A series of deep Atlantic lows and their associated bands of rain and severe gale or storm force upland winds will affect Britain until early next week. It will then turn much drier, although some uncertainty as weak fronts may still affect northwest Scotland.