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 9th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 8th February 2016 at 1:18pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwest veering northerly. A long lull, speeds below 15 or 20mph, will slowly give way as speeds reach 30mph by dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Intermittent snow afternoon

Very likely a long break to isolated, if any showers, before in the afternoon from the north, increasing threat snow showers, perhaps frequent. Highest risk Monadhliath, N Cairngorms and summits accessed from Deeside.

Cloud on the hills?

May be confined to higher tops for a while

There may well be a break of several hours where cloud is confined above 600m (fragments) to 900m, but cloud only rarely forming below 1050m Ben Alder to S Cairngorms NP. However, in afternoon, may well deteriorate: expect cloud to develop below 500 to 700m northern hills.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60% south to later 20% north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, particularly S Cairngorms NP together with excellent visibility. But expect appalling visibility where in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Up to 700m coastal areas and 600m inland - will tend to lower from north afternoon.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 10th February 2016

Mountain terrain will be largely frozen until about next Tuesday (16th) - resulting in consolidation of present snow. Further snow will fall from time to time, mostly as clusters of showers in coastal areas, but overall frequently dry - and there will be areas of bright sunshine. Upland winds will occasionally reach gale force, but generally speeds will be considerably lower that recently.

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