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 1st August 2014

Today | Saturday | Sunday

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

Summary for all mountain areas

Locally blustery across Wales, but particularly in Scotland little wind on the mountains. Generally showery, with most showers in the afternoon. Low cloud will persist on many mountains, particularly those near the Irish Sea.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Areas of heavy showers developing. Little wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction likely to vary, but mainly southerly, 10mph or less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers; becoming heavy

Showers developing; turning heavy and in places frequent by afternoon with small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Often covering higher tops

Fairly extensive cloud on higher areas after dawn. Gradually base will lift; by midday most cloud above 1000 to 1300m, although lower patches for up to a couple of hours in and after showers.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional bursts of sun, mainly morning lower areas near/east of the A9. Visibility excellent, but deteriorating in rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd August 2014

Confidence is presently very low over the weekend as a thundery low moves northwards across Britain. The low may remain shallow with fairly light winds and the rain patchy (although some heavy bursts), but moderate risk of the rain widely heavy and very extensive and gales or near upland gales developing by Sunday. The rain easing across Britain from the south on Sunday. Next week, winds generally off the Atlantic bringing rain from time to time and also low cloud, with western mountains most prone.

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