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 Thursday 29th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 12:10pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 35 to 45mph, but there may be a lull for a few hours in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting across the hills, making walking/skiing difficult on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow showers, most frequent west of A9

Clusters of snow and hail showers, particularly west of A9. East of the A9, showers occasional, but still the risk of 1 or 2 hours of almost constant precipitation, giving whiteout and small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasionally clearing

Higher summits rarely clearing, but cloud frequent above 800 to 1050m, and near precipitation typically 500 to 700m - the lowest bases in these ranges toward the west.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine from time to time, most often Deeside. Visibility sometimes excellent, but frequently appalling or near zero where in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-6C, tending to rise slowly through day.

Freezing Level

Close to or below freezing from glen level up; slight thawing lowest slopes afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 30th January 2015

Frequent upland gales and on most mountain areas snow through until the end of the weekend. On Sunday most snow will become confined to N Scotland and N Wales. Next week, relatively little precipitation, and later in the week from the northwest, freezing levels will rise slowly. Nevertheless, it may well be late in the week before there is significant thaw.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions