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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
Thursday 24th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A damp atmosphere shrouds most west coastal hills in fog to lower slopes in morning. Some breaks forming for England, Wales & eastern Scotland. Rain heavier in middle of the day in western Scotland, spreading later to NW England and N Wales.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Occasional rain, mainly afternoon. Cloud shrouding tops for periods.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly, 15 to 30mph morning into early afternoon, speeds locally varied, suddenly gusty in places. Will tend to drop later afternoon onward, then turning northerly; into night risk increasing again locally to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Periods of buffeting on higher terrain, tending to ease late afternoon. Possible deteriorating conditions into night, with noticeable wind chill in exposure.

How Wet?

Rain or drizzle on and off, wetter afternoon onward western areas.

Patches of drizzly rain spilling eastwards from time to time, but small amounts east from Glenshee. Some steadier rain moving in from the west through the afternoon, most persistent across Perthshire. Patchy rain or drizzle continues into evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher tops

Cloud base will progressively rise morning. By late morning, cloud only occasionally below 600m, and breaks to 900m west of A9, whilst toward snd east of Glenshee, higher summits may well clear. In rain, expect cloud base to drop back to 500m west of A9 and 900m more eastern hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun only, mainly lower slopes toward and east of Glenshee. Frequently very good visibility, but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

11C, but into the evening will drop toward 7C, locally a degree or so lower into night.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 25th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northeasterly, 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Risk lingering drizzly rain

Confidence low: Remnants of previous rain and drizzle may linger well into the day, tending to fade slowly, but areas east of the A9 and nearest the central belt may stay damp for periods through day.

Cloud on the hills?

Some breaks forming

Fairly extensive low cloud across the hills early in the day, may linger if rain persists locally, otherwise gradually lifting toward higher slopes through the day. The Ochils and Angus may be slow to improve.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Risk mostly cloudy and dull, but may improve through day, visibility perhaps becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Saturday 26th June 2021
Last updated Wed 23rd Jun 21 at 4:35PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied, mostly less than 10-15mph. Perhaps locally easterly 15-20mph areas nearest the central belt.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Possible patchy drizzle easternmost hills.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud focused east

Risk of blanket fog on eastern slopes, but cloud bases progressively higher west of the A9, with breaks to higher summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, perhaps persistently dull or murky eastern areas. Glimpses of sun best west of the A9.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C rising to 10C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Low pressure drifts slowly southwards across Britain through Friday into the weekend, followed by improving conditions from the north as pressure builds. Residual areas of rain, drizzle and low cloud may affect Wales, the Pennines and perhaps eastern Scotland through the weekend, whilst west & northwest Scotland become fine and increasingly warm. Most indications favour high pressure influencing Britain into next week, bringing mainly dry and warm weather. Despite some rain this week, most mountain areas will remain very dry underfoot: beware of the risk of fire.