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 Monday 24th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Sunday 23rd November 2014 at 1:31pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A dry and fine day overall, although patchy rain and lowering cloud arrives in north-western Scotland later in the afternoon. Breezy on Scottish mountains, mostly light wind elsewhere. Areas of valley fog.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Blustery on tops. Dry with sunshine, little cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West backing southwesterly in the range 25 to 35mph; least wind middle of the day.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas and may result in widespread buffeting at first and again by dusk.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Extensively cloud free

Most summits extensively cloud free, perhaps just rare cloud confined to west of A9 above 750-900m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive. Excellent visibility - especially higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, but slight frost some glens in morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th November 2014

A weak area of low pressure will affect the British Isles through midweek, with low cloud and patchy rain affecting England and Wales. Staying substantially dry in Scotland. Winds mostly light. Later in the week, upland gales developing, and rain spreading from the Atlantic onto western mountains in particular. Freezing level often confined to near or just above most higher Scottish summits, although some frost in valleys.

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