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Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 3rd January, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Tuesday, 10/12/13 at 13:33
Headline, Cairngorms National Park, Monadhliath
Temporary lull developing in upland gales. Continued snowmelt.
Westerly, will increase quickly with height to 50 gusts 65mph on higher summits and ridges. However, there will be a lull toward 35mph in the afternoon.
Effect Of Wind?
Walking difficult where exposed on higher areas; particularly near major ridges and through some cols. Significant wind chill.
Risk isolated brief patches of light rain. Widely saturated underfoot higher areas; streams in spate due to snowmelt.
Cloud on the hills?
Often breaking up, especially Cairngorms NP
Low cloud will often reach areas west of the A9, base around 600m, although some areas intermittently clearing. Progressively east across Cairngorms NP, cloud will often fragment, with periods where summits are cloud free.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
30% west of A9 to 60% elsewhere
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patches of sunshine, mostly east of the A9. Visibility very good or excellent.
How Cold? (at 900m)
Above the summits.
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. Next week, lengthy upland gales, sometimes storm force, particularly across Scotland. Often wet, particularly western mountains. Freeze thaw cycles, mainly Scottish Highlands.