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 30th June 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 8:08am

Summary for all mountain areas

A blustery day where exposed on the mountains, although temperatures will be increasingly warm and humid. There will be areas of rain, mainly Scotland, but very sporadic in nature, and may amount to very little all day.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Strong winds on the mountains. Hills mainly clear; risk some rain.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 25 to 35mph, but locally 40mph in exposure near major ridges and summits.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on the hills - in places sudden gusts even on lower slopes, particularly morning.

How Wet?

Mainly dry

Substantially dry most of the day. Chance of a few bursts of rain, mostly light, although low risk of the odd heavy thundery burst toward evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Cloud occasionally above 900-1100m, but summits often cloud free.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of weak sunshine. Increasingly hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9 rising to a warm 16C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 1st July 2015

Very warm and humid air will continue to envelop all areas from the south during midweek - however this will soon trigger thunderstorms and locally torrential rain. Particularly during Wednesday, pulses of thundery rain are expected to advance north across most mountain areas, although currently much uncertainty about precise details. A similar very warm and thundery pattern is expected up to and including the weekend. There will be periods of strong winds and sudden gusts to low levels on the mountains this week.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions