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 Saturday 25th October 2014 at 3:54pm
How windy? (On the Munros)
Southwesterly 50 to 70mph, gusts 80-90mph.
Effect of wind on you?
Any mobility difficult on higher areas. Severe wind chill.
Occasional rain, or snow
Rain intermittently, most persistent near/west of the A9, although will amount to little lower Cairngorms and summits accessed from Deeside. Snow highest tops.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive on higher areas
Varying cloud base; near precipitation patches below 700m; but breaks to 800 to 1050m, generally highest Deeside.
Chance of cloud free Munros?
10% near A9; 30% Deeside
Sunshine and air clarity?
Rare glimpses of sun, mainly lower Cairngorms and Deeside. Persistent haze, and areas of fog on the hills toward the west.
How Cold? (at 900m)
4 or 5C; but feeling like minus 10 to minus 13 where directly exposed to gale force wind.
Just above highest summits N Cairngorms NP, but elsewhere well above summits.
All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th October 2014
Upland gales continue on Monday, but easing during Tuesday, particularly across Scotland. Until early Tuesday, near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood, including also rivers flowing toward the central highlands such as the Tay. Rain and much colder air spreads southwards during Tuesday, leading to a quieter and colder middle of the week. Milder air, gales and rain are likely to return by the end of the week.