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 14th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure resides across Britain. Little wind overall. Very clear with a good amount of sun, but also some areas of cloud, which will produce one or two localised showers, these mostly just isolated flurries of hail or snow. Temperatures rising just above freezing point on many summits, except the very highest tops in Scotland.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Little wind. Typically dry, hills clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Mostly little wind.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Largely dry

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry, mostly afternoon. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the mountains. Brief patches below 700m if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 2C, locally 4C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Frost in some glens from dawn; then typically 900m rising toward 1200m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 15th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 5 to 15mph, strongest later in day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Precipitation unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive, a little fair-weather cloud filling in through day. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C rising to 3C central highlands.

Freezing Level

Frost at dawn some glens plus some sheltered higher ground; then rising just above freezing to most higher summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 16th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10mph, occasionally 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine most widely morning, giving way as cloud gradually fills in. Visibility excellent. Pockets of mist some glens at dawn.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 to 2C, locally rising to 4C.

Freezing Level

Frost most glens and sheltered higher slopes at dawn; rising above freezing point on most higher summits.

Planning Outlook

High pressure is expected to influence our weather patterns beyond the middle of April. Often dry. Temperatures near freezing point on higher summits, tending to rise most afternoons. Lying snow on higher terrain will thaw only slowly. Some further overnight frosts. Next week may become milder with time. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Mostly light winds, but southerlies strengthen this weekend. A frontal system coming in from the west by Sunday-Monday is likely to bring low cloud and some rain for a time, mainly in the west.