Weather Forecast Map
Click on the map to select a forecast area, scroll down for England and Wales
- Weather Forecast Areas
- Animated Synoptic Charts
- Avalanche Forecasts
- Outdoor News, Scotland
- Outdoor News, Eng & Wales
- Mobile Forecasts
- One Wee Step
- How to get Hillfit!
- Mountaineering Instructors
- Mountain Blogs
- Mountain Webcams
- Give Us Feedback
- Ski Holidays with Iglu
Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Support the free distribution of this forecast by visiting our sponsors website.
Viewing forecast for Thursday, 23rd May, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 23/05/13 at 09:12
Summary for all mountain areas
Northwest or northerly 40mph to occasionally 55mph with gusts to over 70mph across Cairngorm plateau.
Effect Of Wind?
Considerable buffeting at times even down to lower slopes with difficult walking in briefly whiteout conditions. Severe wind chill.
Snow showers with sleet and hail even down to low levels but generally not lasting more than about 20 minutes, although for periods frequent Cairngorms and Lochnagar.
Cloud on the hills?
Generally cloud base will rise progressively southwestwards. On Cairngorms, and perhaps Lochnagar, cloud base in the range 600 to rarely 900m, whilst west of A9 and summits directly south of the Cairngorms, by afternoon, cloud rare below 1000m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% Cairngorms and Lochnagar to 60% southwest of area
Sunshine and air clarity?
Periods of bright sunshine, mainly morning away from Cairngorms and Lochnagar. Visibility widely excellent but very poor in showers.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Between -1C and -3C.
Between 600 and 800m.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 24th May, 2013
Remaining cold most the coming week - although the coldest conditions will be tomorrow and Friday. There will be freeze thaw cycles on higher Scottish summits, and on higher tops further south, temperatures often only a couple of degrees above freezing point. Total precipitation will be small, but there will be snow showers (often rain or hail on summits from S Scotland southwards), and into next week, occasionally fronts will bring several hours of rain and low cloud. Overall summits will often be cloud free, and the visibility excellent.