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 25th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th May 2015 at 3:33pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly dry most mountains, although occasional drizzly showers may come and go in north-west Scotland. Low cloud likely to plague many western hills, but mostly confined to higher areas inland and toward east. Wind speeds fairly light. Limited sunshine overall.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Rare drizzle. Cloud confined to or above higher summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwesterly 20 to 25mph, locally 30mph around dawn.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Patchy drizzle

Rare pockets of drizzle Monadhliath and northern Cairngorms, mostly during morning, but amounting to very little overall.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops

Likely to come and go above 900 or 1000m west of A9, but by late morning most cloud above 1050 to 1200m elsewhere, breaking off many summits, particularly toward Deeside.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sun but by midday only glimpses of sun. Excellent visibility; patchy fog higher summits.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising toward 5C.

Freezing Level

900m, but will lift above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th May 2015

During the first half of the week, low cloud will persistently shroud many western mountains, accompanied by an occasionally brisk west or northwesterly breeze, as a series of weak fronts drift around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. Very little precipitation overall, but drizzly rain (occasionally snow higher Scottish summits) will come and go in the West Highlands. Locally still notable snow cover higher Scottish mountains, will thin only slowly. Later in the week, still chilly and generally wetter as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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