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 Sunday 2nd October 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 1st October 2016 at 3:20pm

Tomorrow | Monday | Tuesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction varied in morning, in eastern areas briefly northeasterly, but by afternoon becoming southerly; 10mph or less most of the day, later 15, or 20mph west of A9 by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Pockets of cloud will persist some higher tops and corries. Otherwise summits free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine and excellent or superb visibility (after fog some glens in morning).

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, although slight frost some glens at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 3rd October 2016

A strong area of high pressure developing across Scandinavia will block the progress of Atlantic weather systems during the week ahead. Overall substantially dry, and summits often free of cloud. However, risk of some rain during Tuesday, mostly toward the W & NW Highlands as fronts graze Scotland, but particularly Wales and Pennines, very little all week. Intermittent strong to gale force southerly winds on the mountains, most frequently Scottish Highlands. Not cold.

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