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 Monday 27th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 26th April 2015 at 3:57pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Very cold air, bringing snow and hail showers (temporarily constant Scottish Highlands), but also bright sun all mountain areas. Coldest air will be Scotland, where snow may briefly settle even into the valleys. Winds will be strong at times resulting in considerable wind chill likely.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Snow and hail showers. Some bright sunshine. Risk squalls.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Mostly south or southwesterly, in the range 15 to possibly later 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Small, but risk of some buffeting on higher areas later.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers; risk lightning

Snow and hail showers or flurries into the glens, most likely from late morning onwards. Small risk evening of precipitation becoming frequent from southwest, with risk whiteout and also thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits frequently cloud free

Cloud may well lift to or above higher summits for much of the day. But shafts of cloud below 600m near showers, and perhaps extensive where precipitation becomes widespread from southwest evening.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine, but cloud will build and may cut out the sun from southwest later in afternoon. Superb visibility, but appalling in cloud and snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

600m or lower. Frost glens morning and perhaps again by dusk.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 28th April 2015

Very cold most of the time at least until next weekend with fresh snow across all mountain areas. Most precipitation will be showery, but some showers squally and heavy with hail and thunder. Within the cold air, one or two areas of constant precipitation, bringing significant snow to some areas will occur - although likely tracks of these uncertain until shortly before the event.

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