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 28th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 27th August 2015 at 3:54pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 30mph, but later afternoon, strengthening toward 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede walking across the hills before later making walking increasingly difficult.

How Wet?

Scattered showers; small risk lightning

Well scattered showers morning. Then from west, showers becoming more widespread. In evening the rain may be almost constant for an hour or two. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher areas

Patches of low cloud early morning, slowly lifting, becoming confined above 1000m, and many higher summits intermittently clearing. Locally patches reforming near rain down to 600m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine from time to time, mostly toward east in morning. Fog higher tops, but below cloud visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 rising to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 29th August 2015

A lengthy showery period of weather over the coming week. However, particularly next week, as the wind turns northerly, cloud base will often lift above the summits and the air will be very clear indeed, giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have overnight slight frost. Later next week, rain, if any, will become rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night.

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