Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast
Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.
Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 12:52pm
Summary for all mountain areas
Gales or near gales across the mountains; sudden gusts to lower slopes. Extensive very low cloud and patches of drizzle will break from the south across Wales and N England, and will be confined to higher slopes more northern Highlands.
Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Strengthening upland gales. Low cloud, mostly south.
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southerly around 45mph, gusts locally 65mph. Will strengthen through the day.
Effect of wind on you?
Considerable buffeting will make walking increasingly difficult where exposed; in places sudden gusts reaching lower slopes. Significant wind chill.
Most areas dry
Drizzly rain probable intermittently S Cairngorms NP (mainly summits accessible north of Glen Garry).
Cloud on the hills?
Confined to higher areas
Progressive rise of cloud base northwards: southern summits in Cairngorms NP, persistent cloud, base 500-750m; S Cairngorms, Deeside and Monadhliath, extensive at 900 or 1000m; breaks perhaps widespread above 1100m N Cairngorms.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% south to 60% north
Sunshine and air clarity?
Patchy sunshine, mostly lower areas Deeside and Cairngorms. Slight haze.
How Cold? (at 900m)
9 to 11C - but will feel as cold as minus 2 Celsius directly in the wind.
Above the summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st November 2014
Windy on Saturday with a band of rain spreading east in the afternoon. Early next week will see a progressive drop in temperature on the summits; still showers and for some, several hours of constant rain. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry with the wind having dropping. Cold enough for valley frost, and higher Scottish summits sub-freezing. Probably milder as further constant rain followed by showers (mainly west) follows in off the Atlantic later in the week.