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 28th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively dry with patches of sun, although a few brief showers. However, it will remain chilly, particularly near the coast of NW Scotland, where higher areas will be below freezing point.

Headline for Southeastern Highlands

Cold. Risk of a shower - of hail or snow.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 15 to 25mph, strongest on summits near and east of Glenshee.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small effect on walking, but blustery in places and feeling cool where exposed on higher tops, especially in east.

How Wet?

Little or no precipitation

Many areas dry all day, but from about midday, here and there a shower, of hail, or snow on higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Nearly all summits clearing during morning

Fragments on higher slopes until mid or late morning will then almost all clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine morning, although gradually more cloud. Most sun toward central belt. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C rising toward 7C, locally warmer by afternoon. Feeling sub-zero where exposed to wind.

Freezing Level

Close to freezing point on highest summits at first, mainly Glenshee area, then above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly, 20 to 25mph, but possibly 30mph on the Munros near and east of Glenshee.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly fairly small, but significant buffeting and also wind chill near and east of Glenshee.

How Wet?

Brief showers or flurries

Occasional showers morning, mostly brief, of hail or above 800m snow. The showers may become more widespread afternoon.idespread by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly patches on high tops

Cloud base will rise, by late morning, higher tops frequently cloud free. Near showers, fragments of cloud will form to about 700m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, but cloud filling in by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 4C

Freezing Level

850m rising to 1200m or above by midday. Slight frost at first some valleys and corries.

Viewing Forecast For

Southeastern Highlands
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction may well vary, mostly less than 15mph, perhaps calm on some summits. But locally gusts 25mph in precipitation.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, although temporary sudden buffeting near precipitation in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Areas of heavy precipitation developing

A few patches of rain, or above 800m snow, will drift about lowly from dawn. Will deteriorate from later morning as precipitation becomes widespread and heavy with risk thunder. Total rainfall very varied over a few miles.

Cloud on the hills?

Will come and go, sometimes extensive and shrouding lower slopes

Considerable variation, particularly afternoon. Broadly, cloud base will rise from 750m after dawn toward 1100m late morning. But in precipitation expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes as well.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way to occasional bursts of sun, although some coasts will become sunnier. Very poor visibility in snow, but often excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C, but up to 4C afternoon.

Freezing Level

1050m, although 1250m away from precipitation by afternoon. Frost at first some valleys and upland dips.

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains much of next week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation.