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 Saturday 1st November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 31st October 2014 at 12:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy; upland gales Highland Scotland. Generally, a temporary improvement between rain and more widespread upland gales both Friday and Saturday nights. Nevertheless, still a few showers, and deteriorating quickly by dusk many western mountains.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland gales or near gales. Showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; slight lull centred middle of day, but otherwise typically 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult on higher areas, particularly at first and again by dusk. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Most or all of daylight dry

Dry most or all daylight; but risk of showers, most likely west of the A9. Snow highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher tops

Cloud base varying, but most cloud above 1000m, and particularly Cairngorms, higher tops may well intermittently clear.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most widely lower areas Cairngorms and Deeside. Slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, but will feel as cold as minus 10 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

1300m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd November 2014

Early next week will see a drop in temperature on the mountains. with highest Scottish summits frequently below freezing point. Generally showery, but also areas of constant rain - or sleet highest summits England and Wales, and snow Scottish Munros. By Tuesday, some areas dry, and on Wednesday and perhaps Thursday, extensively dry. On Wednesday little wind and overnight cold enough for valley frost. Probably milder, windy with constant rain, then showers (mainly west) later Thursday and Friday.

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