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
Saturday 31st July 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A few mostly light showers for the Highlands, but many places dry. Lowest cloud on the hills toward the far north, but some breaks into central Scotland. Low cloud may persist across the Lakes & west Wales with a little rain. Scattered showers for the Pennines. A light to moderate breeze. Coolest in northern Scotland.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Localised showers possible. Cloud lifting toward higher tops.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but cool where exposed on high tops.

How Wet?

Isolated showers, locally heavy afternoon.

A few isolated showers, these mostly in the afternoon when they could locally be heavy; most likely hills east of Glenshee.

Cloud on the hills?

Early banks lifting to tops or above

Banks of low cloud with bases around 500-800m from dawn. Will lift and likely spread out into a layer of cloud with bases around 1100-1400m, local breaks.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patchy sun at times, but skies often filling in with cloud. Visibility very good, but locally poor in any showers.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 7C at dawn, lifting to 8 to 10C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 1st August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 10 to 15mph, sometimes 20mph east of the A9.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but feeling cool where exposed to breeze on tops.

How Wet?

Scattered showers

One or two showers developing during the day, mostly light and brief.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most tops

Patches of cloud on higher slopes in the morning, mostly lifting above 1000 to 1200m and breaks to the highest tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, occasional sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2 or 3C at first, rising to 6 to 8C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Possible grass frost sheltered glens at dawn.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly or variable, 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Low risk of a heavy shower

Chance of an isolated shower, mainly middle of day onward. The odd heavy burst is possible later afternoon, drifting around slowly.

Cloud on the hills?

Above many summits

A few banks of cloud here and there on highest slopes.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 or 6C at dawn, rising toward 10C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Possible grass frost at dawn some glens.

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet but rather cool theme into early next week. Local grass frost overnight in sheltered Highland glens. Plenty of dry weather, but also a risk of scattered showers, some heavy. Often fairly cloudy, but cloud bases will lift toward or above most higher summits and the air quite clear. Winds mostly fairly light. Low pressure is expected to dominate from midweek onward, with rain or heavy downpours common again. For now, in places, the ground still very dry underfoot despite recent rain.