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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Monday, 10th December, 2012
Forecast last reviewed on Wednesday, 11/12/13 at 12:31
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
A few snow flurries. Wind easing; patchy sunshine, very clear air.
Northerly 30 to locally 40mph after dawn, lightest west of the A9. Will continue to ease to reach 15 to 20mph by dusk.
Effect Of Wind?
Will make for difficult walking conditions, particularly east of the A9; although some easing through the day. Significant wind chill.
Snow flurries east and north
Scattered snow showers, mostly or only flurries. These generally confined to Cairngorms and Lochnagar, with little if any snow elsewhere.
Cloud on the hills?
Intermittently clearing south and west
Cairngorms and Lochnagar: Cloud widespread, rarely below 700m and breaks to 1050m, perhaps by midday often above 1200m. Elsewhere: Summits intermittently cloud free, and cloud rare below 900m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
40% Cairngorms and Lochnagar to 70% elsewhere
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of bright sunshine Cairngorms and Lochnagar, often sunny elsewhere. Excellent or superb visibility; but occasionally dropping in snow and cloud.
How Cold? (at 900m)
600m, but ground frozen or partly frozen on lower areas after a frost, with only significant thawing in the sun.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Thursday, 12th December, 2013
The present dry conditions will progressively give way from the northwest later this week, as fronts come in off the Atlantic. Remaining windy, particularly Scottish Highlands. From Saturday, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.