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
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Last updated Mon 25th Oct 21 at 4:05PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread gales across the hills, severe on higher terrain, increasingly stormy. A period of rain associated with a warm front, leaving a legacy of drizzly rain and low cloud for many hills. In western Scotland, staying generally wet and heavier rain returns later.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Severe upland gales, becoming stormy. Rain and drizzle.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, marked increase of speed with height to 40 to 60mph, strengthening toward later 70mph higher mountains, gusts reaching 80mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Difficult conditions on hills, mobility tortuous where exposed on highest summits; powerful gusts into some passes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain heaviest morning and later in day

Persistent steady rain in the morning, heaviest on mountains west of the A9. Tending to fade to patchy drizzle, becoming drier east from Glenshee. By late afternoon or evening, constant rain returns from west, setting in heavily across the central highlands into the night.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive

Cloud fairly persistently shrouding many mountains, lowest central highlands west of the A9, often extensive above 700 to 800m, below 500-600m in rain. Some higher breaks mainly easternmost hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, dull or misty in rain, any glimpses of sun mainly toward Angus, where visibility good away from rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising to 8C, then lowering only marginally into evening. Where directly in the wind on tops, chill factor feels like -5C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 27th October 2021
Last updated Mon 25th Oct 21 at 4:05PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, 30 to 40mph, perhaps 50mph around dawn.

Effect of the wind on you?

Frequent buffeting, at times conditions may be arduous where exposed on higher tops. Considerable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain on and off

Heavy rain from overnight may continue into the morning before fading to drizzle. Further pulses of rain running in from west. Very wet underfoot, streams in spate or flood, mainly Perthshire.

Cloud on the hills?

May persist higher tops

Shrouding most mountains early in the day, below 600-700m toward the central belt. Cloud bases tending to rise a little, breaks to 800-1000m best around Loch Rannoch and east of the A9. May often cover tops in Perthshire.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun developing. Visibility good as rain clears, perhaps slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C, may drop toward 4C later.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Thursday 28th October 2021
Last updated Mon 25th Oct 21 at 4:05PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, 30mph for a time, but likely to ease to 20mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Risk of very blustery conditions early in day, may well become small.

How Wet?

Rain for a time

Some uncertainty, but risk of persistent rain setting in for a few hours, probably early in the day. Likely to break up, but a few showery bursts may follow.

Cloud on the hills?

May persist on tops, lifting

Covering many hills above 600 to 800m in the morning, lower for a time around rain. Bases likely to rise, although patches on higher summits may persist.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some glimpses of sun may develop. Visibility poor in rain, may improve to become good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Very wet across many mountains this week. Worst conditions focused on the Lakes and Wales by Wednesday-Thursday, where a slow-moving front brings prolonged heavy rainfall and a likelihood of flooding. Staying unsettled through into the weekend, often windy, periods of gale or severe gales continuing on the mountains. Above freezing through midweek, then becoming cooler. By the weekend into next week, colder conditions are expected to prevail, with higher Munros sub-zero for a run of days into the start of November. A marked lowering of freezing level is likely for a few days next week with showers of snow and hail on the hills at times.