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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 12th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Very warm or hot by afternoon and very high humidity - anticipate dehydration and possible sunburn. Scattered thunderstorms will drift about slowly, mainly England and Wales, bringing locally torrential rain.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Very warm with hazy sunshine; risk thunderstorm afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Winds varying in direction, 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Risk thunderstorms afternoon

Overnight thunderstorms will have cleared by dawn. Then dry much of region, although in afternoon risk scattered thunderstorms, most likely Perthshire.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive after dawn. Will improve: most summits will clear.

After dawn: very varied; some areas foggy from lower slopes or glens up whilst in others fog higher up, and some summits above low cloud. Will progressively improve as most higher summits clear. Banks of fog likely to return temporarily in and after rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% rising to 90% by early afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of hazy sunshine developing. Visibility improving although a haze most or all day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

15C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 13th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction likely to vary 10mph or less. On the Ochils mostly northeasterly, up to 20mph - not necessarily on higher slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Low risk isolated pockets of rain or drizzle.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, before clearing many tops

Cloud extensive from dawn, forming many lower slopes up, although west of A9, most cloud above 700m before lifting to clear summits by about midday. Elsewhere the improvement slower, clearing most or all summits afternoon (in places above lower cloud).

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, most sun west of A9. Continuing very hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 3:44 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied; 10mph or less although near central belt, particularly Ochils northeasterly 15 or perhaps 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Small risk of a few bursts of rain near central belt.

Cloud on the hills?

Probably very little by late morning

Areas of fog from valleys up after dawn, perhaps extensive Angus and Ochils. Nevertheless, some summits cloud free (in places above the fog). Most cloud will clear, although may leave patches below about 900m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Banks of cloud will tend to break up to give sunshine (in some areas perhaps above lower cloud). Haze may persist in some areas, but particularly higher up visibility excellent or superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10C at first and in cloud, rising as high as 17C by afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and particularly England and Wales humid. However, thundery rain will become mostly confined to Wales, whilst the Scottish Highlands are extensively dry. Overall extensive sunshine, although banks of very low cloud, mainly more eastern mountains, including those in east Wales. A change to wetter and gradually less warm conditions across Britain is likely early next week.