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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.

Today's Forecast

Windy, walking impeded
Fine, partly cloudy winter day
Cold
Winter kit required

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Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 4th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Fine with sunshine for north and western Scotland, some banks of cloud toward the central & southeast Highlands. Southeasterly winds will strengthen, upland gales developing, becoming severe for Welsh mountains. Rain moves into Wales from the southwest.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Dry, cloud banks breaking, some sun. Increasingly windy.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly - speeds gradually increasing during day 20 to 30mph, by evening and night 40-50mph, gusts 60mph around high tops.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery, buffeting gusts near and north of major summits. Later more arduous, wind chill significant.

How Wet?

Dry most or all day

Rare snow grains around cloud banks. Into the night, patchy snow with rain on lower slopes moving in from south.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied low cloud banks

Risk of low cloud drifting across some mountains much of the day, varied extent, mostly south-facing slopes; may break up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and areas of cloud, high cloud tending to build from south. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C. As wind speeds increase, chill factor feeling like -10 later -15C on high tops.

Freezing Level

800m. Frost in glens from dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 5th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 50mph with gusts over 60mph likely early morning on higher summits. Easing to 20-30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult conditions with significant wind chill tending to improve.

How Wet?

Drizzly rain, snow flurries tops

Light rain and drizzle, or snow flurries becoming confined to higher terrain, may be fairly persistent, but total falls fairly small.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive

Shrouding many mountains all day, lowest and most persistent cloud on southern upslopes. Bases may rise with time, but rarely clearing tops. Best of any breaks around Loch Rannoch.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly overcast, a little sun through high cloud. Visibility often poor, may improve with time.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1 or -2C, rising briefly to +1 or 2C. Wind chill near -10C or colder at first.

Freezing Level

700m rising to 1000-1100m into afternoon. Lowering back to 700-800m into night.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 6th March 2024
Last updated Sun 3rd Mar 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 25mph, up to gusty 35mph around higher summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Varied, some slopes fairly small, but buffeting gusts around higher exposed tops.

How Wet?

Snow flurries and drizzle

Occasional snow flurries on tops, or drizzly showers below 800-900m, may be locally frequent for periods, but amounts generally small.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Low cloud may cover many hills all day, from 500-700m upward. Higher bases toward Loch Rannoch, occasional breaks forming on some slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Largely cloudy, hazy or misty.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 or +1C. If exposed to wind, chill factor feeling like -7 to -10C.

Freezing Level

900m, slight rise to 1000m. Patchy frost in glens at first.

Planning Outlook

High pressure over Scandinavia expands to the north of Scotland during the week ahead, whilst areas of low pressure circulate southwest of the British Isles. East or southeasterly winds are likely to prevail over the next couple of weeks, chillier air drawn in at times. Easterly upland gales possible late this week into the weekend. Recent fresh snow coverage will remain across many mountains this week - staying near or below freezing point over higher terrain. Milder air reaching Wales into midweek. Further snow flurries mostly for the eastern Highlands. Western Scotland likely to see an extended period with little precipitation. Possibly widely drier into mid-March under higher pressure.