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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath

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Viewing forecast for Friday, 25th April, 2014

Forecast last reviewed on Friday, 25/04/14 at 07:30

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Summary for all mountain areas

A front will bring a blanket of very low cloud westwards, although some western mountains will be clear of cloud, at least for a few hours. Heavy showers will develop, particularly across England and E Wales, these later merging to give northward moving areas of thundery rain.

Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath

Widespread low cloud, very low east. Increasingly windy.

How Windy?

Easterly 20mph; tending to strengthen to 30mph afternoon and perhaps 35 or 40mph evening.

Effect Of Wind?

Small before buffeting becomes widespread later in day, particularly near and west of major ridges, giving local sudden buffeting to low level.

How Wet?

Risk rain developing

Areas of drizzle where in cloud from low level. A few bursts of heavier rain, mainly late afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive; very low east

Sheet of low cloud coming in off the North Sea will shroud eastern areas from lower slopes upward. Westwards, the base will lift, and may reach 700m western Cairngorms/Glen Feshie and possibly higher west of A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil most of region

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little or no sunshine; widely dull and murky and foggy on even many lower slopes.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Saturday, 26th April, 2014

Windy on the mountains (particularly Wales and Scottish Highlands) and areas of low cloud and rain on Saturday. Less windy, and generally showery on Sunday, though the low cloud will persist on some eastern mountains. Early next week, over 2 or 3 days turning colder from the north. There will be showers, but by about Thursday substantially dry with the air very clear. Thaw of snow will cease (except where in the sun) for 2 or 3 days, and in valleys, there may well be overnight frost.

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