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 Friday 19th September 2014

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Forecast last updated on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 3:54pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud will continue to shroud most eastern hills and mountains. Broadly dry for Scotland, although a little light rain and drizzle in the north-west. Heavy, locally thundery showers for Wales, possibly Peak District, lower risk Yorkshire & Cumbria. Light winds.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Low cloud east; dry overall. Little wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly during morning, direction becoming variable by afternoon, but remaining less than 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Very small risk of an isolated afternoon shower.

Cloud on the hills?

May clear, particularly north

Early morning mist and low cloud may well mostly clear by late morning. But on summits approached from Deeside, west to about Lochnagar and the Lecht, patches may persist above about 600m - although the higher tops may be above this cloud; gradually thinning and retreating back toward the east through the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% west; 40% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine, in some areas above low level cloud. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 to 12C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 20th September 2014

Areas of rain will affect southern Scotland, northern England and also Wales on Saturday as a cold front moves slowly south. Behind this front, much clearer and cooler air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland, and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.

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