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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 15:12
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Severe upland gales. Cloud across the summits; rain at first.
Westerly, will increase quickly with height and through the morning, to in the range 45 to 60mph on higher areas.
Effect Of Wind?
Walking will be difficult where exposed on higher areas; particularly near major ridges and through some cols, where in places any mobility tortuous. In places sudden ferocious gusts to low level. Significant wind chill.
Occasional rain, mainly west
Rain at dawn will soon clear to isolated patches. Becoming very wet underfoot with streams rising (due largely to snowmelt).
Cloud on the hills?
Persistent across higher areas
Cloud will shroud the hills all day; base 600 to 800m, lowest west of the A9. However, in Cairngorms NP, breaks likely to 1050m.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
Sunshine and air clarity?
Isolated glimpses of sunshine afternoon lower areas. Visibility widely poor with extensive fog on higher areas; very good visibility lower areas Cairngorms NP.
How Cold? (at 900m)
1 to 3 post dawn; gradually rising to 5 to 8C by early afternoon. Will feel as cold as minus 7C directly in the wind.
Soon above the summits.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.