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Southeastern Highlands Forecast

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 1st December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong northwesterly winds will bring colder conditions to all areas once again with clusters of showers moving south across the country through the day, snow falling to lower slopes increasingly through the day but mainly higher slopes in Wales. Cloud frequently covering higher tops.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Clusters of snow showers with hill fog from dawn. Becoming mostly dry afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 25 to 40mph, suddenly gusty in showers.

Effect of the wind on you?

Frequent considerable buffeting, at times arduous conditions. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional snow, mostly in morning.

Clusters of showers will run down from the north from dawn, will give frequent precipitation for a few hours. Snow and hail increasingly to low levels. Chance of isolated thunder. Showers mostly fizzling out into afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive at first, then lifting to higher tops.

Cloud bases varied, but for a few hours in the morning fairly extensive above 600-800m. Then into the afternoon, bases lifting to become mostly confined above 800 to 1000m with some higher breaks; most widely southern areas in the afternoon

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% in morning, lifting to 70% afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, perhaps fairly extensive in the south in the afternoon. Visibility often very good, but suddenly very poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C lowering through day to -4C. Will feel closer to -15C or below in direct exposure to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

Around 600m, but by later afternoon onward dropping to freezing from lowest slopes upward.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 25 to 40mph at dawn, will ease progressively to become northwesterly 15 to 25mph in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Be prepared for arduous conditions for a few hours in the morning with significant wind chill, easing by afternoon.

How Wet?

A few snow showers or flurries.

Often dry, but now and again a few snow showers or flurries will run in from the north. Fading out by afternoon. Risk snow setting in from west in evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Rare patches tops.

A few patches here and there across tops above 900-1200m, but in the main hills widely clear. In evening, as snow develops, becoming widely extensive.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine, most extensive in the south. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-4C

Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen after widespread frost at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 3rd December 2021
Last updated Tue 30th Nov 21 at 4:43PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwest 25 to 30mph at dawn, will progressively ease to 10 to 20mph by the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill and buffeting at dawn, but soon easing to become mostly small.

How Wet?

Early rain/snow petering out

The legacy of a front, that will have given some transient snow overnight, will leave patches of drizzly rain for a time after dawn, but mostly petering out by midday.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, but tending to lift and break

Banks of cloud covering the hills fairly extensively for several hours from dawn. Bases varying, but locally to lower slopes. Will tend to lift and break up through day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, but here and there a little sun breaking through. Murky morning, but visibility Bec coming good or very good into afternoon.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 to -2C

Freezing Level

700-900m; highest in morning.

Planning Outlook

North or northwesterly winds will dominate through the rest of the week - most mountains frequently sub-zero onward into the weekend, at times to lower slopes. Some variation of freezing level, mainly toward western coasts and brief tongues of less cold air may move across Wales, perhaps the south Pennines. Frequent precipitation, mostly snow on the mountains, sometimes heavy showers with hail. Winds varied, but often strong, gales or severe upland gales at times.