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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath

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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 16/04/14 at 07:04

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weakening front will approach NW Scotland, bringing low cloud onto mainly west coastal hills; and across the highlands upland winds toward gale force. Less windy further south, and fine with extensive sunshine.

Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath

Windy; local upland gales. Very likely fine.

How Windy?

Southerly, in the range 30 to locally 45mph gusts 60mph - the strongest winds near major ridges and summits, particularly Cairngorm plateau.

Effect Of Wind?

Local sudden gusts lower slopes, although winds fairly widely light. On higher areas, where exposed, difficult walking conditions and significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Risk a little rain late on

Very likely dry, but threat of a little light rain, most likely Monadhliath, toward evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Summits widely cloud free, although toward or during evening, cloud possibly lowering toward 650m southern Cairngorms NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine. Very good visibility, although increasingly hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 6C.

Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 17th April, 2014

Windier on Thursday, but wind speeds low through most of the Easter Weekend. A series of weak fronts and areas of showers will move south on Thursday, followed by 48 to 72 hours of fine weather with areas of clear sky. Increasing threat of rain by Monday, although latest evidence suggests this less heavy/thundery than earlier anticipated. Snow on the Scottish Highlands will start to melt again as temperatures rise on Friday, with slow thaw then persisting throughout Easter.

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