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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 1st January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 23/05/13 at 19:02
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Upland gales; snow showers, mainly north.
Northwesterly, typically 40mph, gusts 60mph on higher areas near showers.
Effect Of Wind?
Walking will be difficult on higher areas, and intermittently lower down near showers. Significant wind chill.
Snow and hail showers; fewest south of Deeside to Newtonmore
Snow showers throughout the day, will give a series of blizzards, and on higher areas temporary whiteout. Risk thunder. However, only occasional showers south of Deeside. Mostly rain below 500m.
Cloud on the hills?
Widespread, base varying
Cloud base will change quickly. Briefly cloud below 550m Lecht area, but mostly above 700m. Breaks likely to higher summits, mainly south of Deeside.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
20% N Cairngorms to 40% south of Deeside to Newtonmore
Sunshine and air clarity?
Bursts of sunshine, mainly southern Cairngorms National Park. Visibility often excellent; but expect temporarily near zero visibility where in cloud and snow.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Typically 750m; slowly rising through the day.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 25th May, 2013
Generally chilly over the coming week, with the freezing level remaining intermittently below highest summits. Overall showery, although early next week, areas of persistent rain will affect most mountain areas, with north and northwest Scotland probably having least rainfall. Fresh snow will intermittently fall on higher, mainly Scottish summits. Upland gales may well be extensive on Monday and Tuesday, after much lighter winds this weekend, and before a further few days of much lighter winds. Cloud base will often be above most summits, and visibility often excellent or superb.