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The Southeastern Highlands
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Viewing forecast for Friday, 13th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 15:12
Summary for all mountain areas
Windy, particularly morning; upland gales Scottish Highlands. Extensive low cloud across the mountains, although after a cold front clears eastward, the base will gradually rise. Turning colder, later snow higher Scottish areas.
Headline, The Southeastern Highlands
Upland gales. Temperature dropping: rain turning to snow.
Southwesterly, 40 to 45mph (strongest north Perthshire). Will tend to ease by 5 to 10mph in the afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Very marked increase of wind with height, to give considerable buffeting where exposed across the hills, and walking difficult on higher ridges and summits.
Pulses of rain, most widely west of A9 and Ochils. There may be very little near and east of Glenshee. Across the region, improving to just the odd shower in afternoon, of snow above about 800m.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive across the hills
Cloud will cover the mountains most or all day, although the base will lift in afternoon. Typical base 350 to 550m, but later mostly above 800m to perhaps 1000m (higher bases in ranges generally east of Glenshee).
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Less than 10% most of the day; but later 40%
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchy sunshine coming through afternoon. Fog extensive on the hills. Below cloud, visibility good afternoon.
How Cold? (at 900m)
6C - will drop toward 3C in the afternoon.
Above the summits, although dropping toward 1200m by dusk
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 14th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Across Highland Scotland, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland (but one or two bouts of heavy rain on all western mountains). Severe or occasionally storm force winds, will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.