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Southeastern Highlands Forecast

Southeastern Highlands

The southern Highlands as far west as the Callander area 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
Thursday 25th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Humid air coming in off the Atlantic will bring extensive low cloud, although by afternoon well inland (from south to west facing coasts), cloud base will have risen. Pockets of drizzly rain, mainly western highlands of Scotland, perhaps most pronounced later in the day. Blustery higher tops toward NW Highlands.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Extensive low cloud. Pockets of light rain.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Rain rarely; although possibly more often late in day.

Light rain now and again, although possibly more frequent later afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive across higher areas

Cloud base will rise through morning. By late morning, typically 600m west of A9 and 750m elsewhere. Breaks to 900m afternoon: may clear altogether near and east of Glenshee, before cloud base drops again in rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% rising to 30% west and 80% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy although pockets of sunshine coming through, perhaps extensive sun east of Glenshee. Excellent visibility, but dropping in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9 to 12C, feeling below 5C in wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 26th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15 to 20mph. Gusts of 35mph on highest tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, on exposed ridges and tops comfortable walking and stability may be slightly affected.

How Wet?

Mostly dry morning, afternoon showers

Widely dry morning, perhaps a few drops toward Ben Alder. Afternoon showers developing, mainly Angus where they my be heavy.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills likely clearing during the day

Widespread cloud on higher areas at first. Will gradually improve; by late morning typical cloud base 650m to 900m near and east of Glenshee - where the cloud then clearing. Elsewhere, generally clearing to around 900m afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun and clouds. Excellent visibility, but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 27th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwest turning westerly, 10 to 25mph, strongest in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers possible, but more often dry

Likely dry morning, in the afternoon showers possible.

Cloud on the hills?

Misty start, mostly clear by midday

Patches of clouds on various levels in the morning, soon breaking, widely clearing the hills by midday. Highest tops may see clouds coming and going in the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Rising to 80% by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunny spells mixed with cloudy periods, most sun in the morning east of A9. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to 12C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Continued winds from the southwest will bring low cloud and intermittent rain, focussed on the NW Highlands and perhaps Lochaber. Away from these areas, total rainfall will be small. Little change in temperature. Wind sped fairly light, although sometimes blustery NW Scotland.