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 26th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th May 2015 at 3:33pm

Tomorrow | Wednesday | Thursday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 30 to perhaps for periods 35mph, particularly Cairngorm plateau.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking on the hills, and make result in considerable buffeting and wind chill locally. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Substantially dry, but threat isolated light drizzle west of A9.

Cloud on the hills?

May break up, especially east.

Cloud sheet, base around 800m may be extensive morning, particularly west of the A9. But east of the A9, the cloud may well lift to 1050m, and at least partially break up.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west of A9 to 80% areas accessible from Deeside from late morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Increasingly sunny through the day, particularly east of the A9; most sun Deeside. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 rising to 4C but will feel as cold as minus 13C directly in the wind

Freezing Level

1000m, but rising above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 27th May 2015

Generally deteriorating this week as areas of low pressure come in off the Atlantic, bringing areas of rain, and more widely, heavy showers. It will frequently be cold with fresh snow intermittently Scottish Highlands. There are strong indications of a reversal next week, with pressure gradually building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring fine, warm weather later in the week.

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