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 31st July 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th July 2015 at 4:05pm

Today | Saturday | Sunday

Summary for all mountain areas

A little rain here and there, mainly or only N England northwards, before from west across Scotland, rain becomes more frequent. Becoming windy, western mountains of Scotland in particular. Light wind all day S Pennines and mid-Wales southwards.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Occasional rain, mainly later west of A9. Increasingly windy afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 25mph, In afternoon will reach 35, perhaps 40mph Cairngorms plateau.

Effect of wind on you?

Small until afternoon when widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

A little rain

Light rain now and again, although late afternoon/early evening, the rain more constant for a while.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits often free of cloud, though cloud base will tend to drop later in day.

Cloud often confined to or above highest summits, although patches forming mainly afternoon and evening above about 650m in rain, although only temporarily below 800m Cairngorms and Lochnagar.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sun due to high level cloud. Superb visibility; although will drop later in the day.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits. Slight frost some valleys and corries until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st August 2015

Continued mixed conditions over most mountain areas over the next week or more - although a slight rise in temperature. Often cloudy Scottish Highlands with rain at some stage almost daily, particularly western mountains. Widespread upland, or near upland gales, from Sunday night to Wednesday. Until Monday, often dry elsewhere, although on Saturday, some forecasts suggest a band of low cloud and occasional rain will linger across Wales (particularly the south) and perhaps the southern Pennines.

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