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 16th September 2014

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 3:05pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive very low cloud and patches of drizzle across eastern hills and mountains particularly early in the day. However, some summits may remain clear in western Scotland with a little more in the way of hazy sunshine more widely in the west later in the day. Early low cloud lifting in west Wales & Cumbria. Mostly moderate easterly winds.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Large amounts of low cloud. Drizzly rain mainly east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

East becoming southeasterly, 10 to 20mph, tending to ease through day.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Drizzly rain

Frequent drizzly rain, particularly Deeside and the Lecht, but mostly just patchy drizzle near & west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive low cloud

Low cloud extensively shrouding the hills, to near glen level in eastern Cairngorms NP and Deeside. Cloud base higher west of the Cairngorm plateau, but may not clear higher areas.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine unlikely. Widespread fog covering hills to low levels, particularly toward east.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 or 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th September 2014

On Wednesday and into Thursday, eastern mountains will remain shrouded in very low cloud with local drizzle, whilst western areas remain largely dry apart from an isolated afternoon shower, and summits increasingly free of cloud. Haze not as dense as recently. Warm in the west, cooler in the east where cloud persists. Later in the week and possibly into next week as well, little change to the dominant pressure pattern, with high pressure away to the north and northeast continuing to bring mild east to southeasterly flow. However, low cloud may linger toward the east.

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