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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
Monday 30th March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure to the west of the British Isles will bring largely dry but mostly cloudy conditions with a persistent cloud sheet; although some breaks will occur. Brisk winds across England and Wales, and in the morning across Scotland, will give significant chill. Isolated snow flurries.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cloud sheet higher slopes, but some breaks; especially in the south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly in the range 15 to 30mph; strongest in the morning when perhaps locally 35mph higher tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times across higher slopes with significant wind chill, especially in the morning.

How Wet?

No precipitation expected.

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of cloud higher slopes, breaking.

Banks of cloud will shroud higher slopes above 800m. Substantial breaks may develop; especially in the south.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun breaking through; perhaps fairly extensive in the south in the afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Around 0 to -1C, but feeling closer to -15C in direct exposure to strongest winds in the morning.

Freezing Level

Generally around 800-900m, lowest in the north, but many lower slopes at least partially frozen at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 10 to 20mph, perhaps less at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

No precipitation expected

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of cloud higher slopes in morning.

Detail uncertain: Banks of cloud covering some higher slopes at times, mainly in the morning. There may be several hours where substantial break occur.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, but often periods when cloudy. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C rising to 0C

Freezing Level

Terrain at least partly frozen from glens up at dawn. Will soon thaw as freezing level lifts to 850 to 950m in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 20 to 30mph; strongest in the afternoon when may reach 40mph higher tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will increasingly impede walking higher areas in afternoon with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Dry start, patchy rain/snow tops later.

Dry for several hours, but increasing risk through the afternoon of patches of rain, and across higher tops snow, moving down from the north.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming fairly extensive in rain/snow.

Perhaps several hours where hills are clear, but increasingly as patchy rain/snow arrives, hill fog will become fairly extensive across the hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy. Visibility good, but later poor in patchy drizzly rain/snow higher tops.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1 or -2C, lifting to 1 or 2C in afternoon.

Freezing Level

700-800m lifting to 1000-1200m in afternoon. Patchy frost in glens at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Frequently cold this week, leaving higher terrain in Scotland frozen and intermittently frozen elsewhere. Precipitation amounts small, although heavier snow showers arriving later in week across Scotland. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/