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 30th September 2014

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 3:09pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A weakening cold front will bring a band of strong winds, extensive low cloud and a little rain slowly eastwards during the day. However, some eastern areas will be fine, and although hazy, many summits will be or become cloud free.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland winds approaching gale; rain and drizzle.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 30 to 35mph, but locally exceeding 40mph, mainly Cairngorm plateau.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting significant on higher areas, for periods considerable higher mountains, particularly Cairngorm plateau.

How Wet?

Little if any rain

Most of the day dry; but occasional rain developing from west late afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher tops, except southern Cairngorms NP

Most cloud confined to higher slopes above about 1050, where in places cloud will persist all day. However in southernmost Cairngorms NP (summits south of Braemar to Drumochter), cloud widespread above 700m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% south to 60% north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mainly lower areas of Cairngorms and Deeside. Very hazy.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 1st October 2014

Gradually from the west, wetter, less settled weather will envelop most mountain areas this week. Nevertheless, away from western Scotland, total rainfall will be small until Friday, when as a front coming in from the northwest, slows down, many areas will have a lengthy period of rain. Upland gales will develop on Thursday across the Scottish Highlands, and upland severe upland gales will be widespread on Friday - although easing markedly across the W & N Scottish Highlands. Remaining mild. Underfoot, away from the W & NW Highlands, still very dry.

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