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 24th October 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 1:27pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

East or northeasterly, 15 to 20mph, or at times less in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Rare light showers

The odd patch of very light rain, or flurry of snow above 900m, confined to eastern hills around Deeside & The Lecht.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher areas, lowest east

Cloud shrouding many summits accessible from Deeside, base 550 to 700m. Elsewhere, the base will tend to rise westwards. West of A9, most cloud above 900 to 1100m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% east; 60% west.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine mainly or only lower slopes near and west of A9. Fog many higher areas; below cloud very good visibility; slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 or 2C.

Freezing Level

1050m; but slight frost in a few glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 25th October 2016

Benign conditions on Tuesday, but a transition to a west or southwesterly pattern will have taken place by Wednesday, as high pressure becomes centred across southern Britain. For the rest of the week, winds will be often strong, mainly Scottish mountains, at times gale force. Rain from time to time most western regions, plus extensive low cloud, but toward east & south, very little rain and higher cloud breaks. Becoming much milder than recently, or very warm for a few days, but a risk of turning colder by the start of next week.

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