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
Monday 12th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Staying cold, sub-zero on the mountains, but winds generally light. Dry with sunshine and very clear air for many places. Chance of isolated snow showers or flurries. Cloudier for Wales. Widespread significant frost inland after dawn.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cold, but light winds. Clear air.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Mostly northwesterly, 15mph some hills in morning, mainly east of the A9. Otherwise 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Small chance of an isolated snow flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Where cloud builds through day; bases will be well above tops in dry air mass.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; extensive in morning. Visibility superb.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5 lifting to -2C

Freezing Level

All levels from dawn after frost, then lifting to around 700m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwest 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry.

Very likely dry, but risk of an isolated snow shower/flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely very little

Hills very likely widely clear through the day. Locally forming on hills should snow showers develop.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; perhaps extensive for several hours. Skies may fill in with cloud in the afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C lifting to around 0C; but some local variation.

Freezing Level

700m, but widespread frost lower slopes at dawn. Freezing level lifting to around 900m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Mostly little wind.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Possible snow flurries

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry, mostly afternoon. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the mountains. Brief patches if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 2C.

Freezing Level

Frost in some glens from dawn; then typically 900m rising toward 1200m.

Planning Outlook

High pressure influences Britain through the next week to 10 days, maintaining quiet and fairly cool conditions, although a gradual rise of temperature is expected. Frost remains common, with a general rise of freezing level on the mountains into the afternoons. Existing lying snow on higher mountains will stay in place, thawing slightly during daytimes. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Very little precipitation, apart from very isolated showers of snow or soft hail. Mostly light winds, but there may be some strengthening of wind around next weekend.