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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 10th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Monday, 09/12/13 at 12:44
Summary for all mountain areas
The strong, very mild, southerly airflow will persist with winds touching severe gales force over Highland summits. Some uncertainty as to extent which low cloud will break up, but best chance of sunshine eastern areas and far north. Only small amounts of drizzle or slight rain in west.
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Gales; mild and bright but extensive cloud summits.
South to southwesterly, 40 to 50mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Continued marked increase with height to make walking very difficult where exposed on higher areas. Significant wind chill.
Little if any rain
Isolated drizzly showers possible southern Cairngorms NP and south of about Newtonmore.
Cloud on the hills?
Cloud base rising from south to north; extensively southern Cairngorms NP and south of Newtonmore above 700 to 900m, Further north, most cloud above 900m, and may break to 1100m or above the summits Cairngorms.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Sunshine, mostly lower areas near Cairngorms and Monadhliath. Widely foggy higher mountains; visibility good below cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
4 to 6C.
Above the summits
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Wednesday, 11th December, 2013
On Wednesday and into Thursday slightly colder, drier air will be drawn northwards at low levels helping temporarily to clear low cloud further west and north before it returns on a slow moving band of rain and drizzle late Thursday. A brief easing of strong winds before further severe gales at times into early part of next week. Intermittently very wet western Highlands; perhaps snow briefly here around Monday but generally persistently mild.