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 Thursday 31st July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 31st July 2014 at 1:47pm

Summary for all mountain areas

The wind light, especially across Scotland. Drizzly showers on many western mountains in morning will extend inland to most mountain areas, some heavy with small risk of thunder. Extensive cloud shrouding particularly western mountains.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Showery; cloud shrouding higher areas. Little wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly, 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Drizzly showers turning heavy. Small risk lightning.

Drizzly showers mainly west of A9 in morning. But by afternoon, heavy showers across region with small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas, particularly west

Extensively shrouding higher areas. Generally lowest base toward west and in morning. Even in afternoon, cloud rarely clearing above 900m west and A9, and sometimes dropping below 600m. Elsewhere, cloud base in range 700 to 1050m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional pockets of sunshine, mostly lower areas near Cairngorms and Deeside. Fog persistent on higher areas, but visibility often very good below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 or 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 1st August 2014

Areas of rain, some heavy, are likely on the mountains on Friday and over the weekend. Generally the rain patchy on Friday, but there may be areas of heavy thundery rain over the weekend, although on Sunday there is considerable uncertainty as to how quickly the rain becomes confined to Scotland as it clears from the south. It may also be windy on Sunday.

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