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 Tuesday 16th July 2019
Forecast last updated on Monday 15th July 2019 at 2:49pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Many places often dry, but there will be a few bursts of rain around, these concentrated toward E/NE Scotland in the afternoon/evening, chance of a rumble of thunder. Cloud often above many hills. Wind fairly light. Feeling warm and quite humid again.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Local afternoon heavy showers east/northeast. Light winds.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated heavy showers afternoon, focused toward northeast.

Most or all morning dry. Isolated showers popping up through the afternoon, these becoming focused on northeast Cairngorms NP around the Lecht, where risk a heavy burst and chance of local thunder and lightning. Later these likely moving away further east into Aberdeenshire.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Patches covering some higher slopes from dawn, but many tops often clear through day. Will reform locally on higher slopes during or after showers later afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Occasional sunshine. Visibility generally good; distant slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

11 rising to 14C; feeling quite humid, especially glens.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th July 2019

Pressure will be fairly low, and a southwesterly airflow will prevail later this week and into the weekend. Rain frequent, with some heavy falls at times, with local variations - likely concentrated on Wales/northern England on Friday into Saturday. Cloud often covering hills, although there will be breaks. Wind typically fairly light, but strengthening intermittently. Some days feeling warm and humid, but overall temperatures close to average.

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