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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Saturday, 8th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 12:31
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Upland gales strengthening. A little rain; low cloud.
Westerly 40 or perhaps locally 50mph with gusts up to 70mph.
Effect Of Wind?
Walking widely difficult in upland gales. Severe wind chill.
Rain on and off west of A9; very little east
Patchy rain, most likely west of the A9. Snow initially to low levels, but will soon rain to higher summits.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive most areas all day; highest base east
Persistent low cloud soon forming, base 600m to 900m, highest east of the A9, where there may be breaks to 1100m until after midday.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Less than 10% west; 30% east
Sunshine and air clarity?
Isolated pockets of sunshine lower areas near the Cairngorms. Hazy at low levels, and persistently foggy most higher areas.
How Cold? (at 900m)
-2C at dawn, soon rising to 2 or 3C.
Soon above the summits. But terrain frozen and in some areas icy (with rain falling onto frozen ground).
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.