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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Tuesday, 1st January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 15:12
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, 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.