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 Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM Last Updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM
View our low-graphics version Last Updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM Last Updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 17th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A ridge of high pressure will bring an improving day with low cloud breaking to reveal occasional sunshine. However, the legacy of a front across Wales and S Pennines will give low cloud and patchy drizzle in the morning, but brighter conditions will arrive into the afternoon, and the gusty northeast wind will ease.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cold start. Winds becoming light and hills clearing. Varying cloud amounts.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly 15 to 20mph eastern most hills at first. Otherwise, winds varying 5-10mph or less. Becoming southerly 10-15mph late in the day.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery start easternmost hills, but soon negligible across the area.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

A ridge of high pressure will afford a dry day across the area, once any isolated spots of rain from the early cloud clears.

Cloud on the hills?

Early cloud patches soon clearing off hills.

Any lingering areas of low cloud from overnight, will soon disperse in the morning to leave a mostly clear day across the hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sunny periods. High cloud filtering in from west later. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C lifting to 7 or 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but a skim of grass frost some glens and corries at first.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 18th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 25 to 30mph, perhaps 35mph at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery conditions; will impede walking at times through the day, particularly across the tops.

How Wet?

Occasional rain and drizzle

Rain and drizzle on and off through the day across hills near and west of the A9. Further east, rare spots of rain with conditions often dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Covering higher slopes

Cloud will likely cap the hills in fog throughout much of the day, with bases around 800-1000m, sometimes lower in the west. Best breaks east of Glenshee.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some sun breaking through at times in the east. Visibility sometimes poor in the west, good in the east.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 19th August 2022
Last updated Tue 16th Aug 22 at 4:50PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Occasional showers

After a mainly dry start, a few showers will drift in from the west from late morning onwards. Easing away toward and into the evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Often covering the tops

Cloud will often cover the tops in fog with bases varying around 800-1100m. However, there will be some breaks, most widely east of Glenshee.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun breaking through, most frequently in the east. Visibility good or very good, but lowering in showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A more unsettled period of weather ahead over the coming week, as low pressure will be often anchored to the northwest of the British Isles. This will result in west to southwesterly winds prevailing, with periods of strong winds or even gales at times, with frequent rainfall across western mountains, and rainfall more occasional further east where the best of the dry and bright weather will occur. Generally cooler, but warm sectors will move in at times over England and Wales bringing an increase in humidity levels once again.