Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 29th June 2017
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 10:48pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Low pressure will bring an unseasonably windy day across Scotland with severe upland gales, significant wind chill and rain, which will be incessant across the east Highlands. Across England and Wales, rain and drizzle on and off with extensive low cloud, but winds easing during afternoon.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Very wet with severe upland gales

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly, 50 to 60mph; strongest winds not necessarily on the highest tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Mobility very difficult with significant buffeting and wind chill.

How Wet?

Incessant rain

A very wet day across all areas with the rain soon incessant, often heavy, rain from dawn till dusk with rivers and burns rising to be in spate. Only near and west of A9 will it be mid to late morning before the rain arrives.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Blanket low cloud shrouding hills from just above the glens. Cloud a little higher across Ben Alder to hills north of Glen Garry (and perhaps some higher tops cloud free for a few hours after dawn).

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%

Sunshine and air clarity?

No sun Visibility deteriorating to become generally poor in the incessant rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C becoming 7C. Will feel as cold as minus 10C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above tops

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 30th June 2017

Further low pressure systems over the Atlantic will extend across northern Britain during this weekend. Rain or showers frequent, at times persistent, often accompanied by blustery winds - gale force on higher tops some days. Temperatures rather cool, particularly in Scotland. Next week is expected to remain changeable, with occasional rain, but some drier and brighter days, and temperatures should become warmer.

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