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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Sunday, 9th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 15:12
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Severe upland gales. Snow showers, most frequent north.
Northwesterly severe upland gales, 55mph to 80mph in gusts, will ease only marginally through the day.
Effect Of Wind?
Walking/skiing widely difficult from low levels. Any mobility will be difficult where exposed on higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Snow showers, most frequent Cairngorms, later Lochnagar
Frequent snow showers, giving intermittent whiteout, especially Cairngorms and later Lochnagar (where showers will be heaviest). Periods of few showers southern summits in Cairngorms NP west of Glenshee to areas south of Newtonmore. Rain below 450m.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive low cloud, Cairngorms and later Lochnagar, base changing quickly but 500m or lower near showers, generally 750m, and rarely above 900m. Elsewhere, cloud occasionally below 600m with breaks to 1000m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% Cairngorms and later Lochnagar; 30% lower Munros elsewhere
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sunshine, mainly southern summits. Hazy, and visibility intermittently very poor in cloud and precipitation.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 14th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Across Highland Scotland, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland (but one or two bouts of heavy rain on all western mountains). Severe or occasionally storm force winds, will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.