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 11th December 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 10th December 2018 at 3:10pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A murky day for many areas, with widespread fog across the hills, and patches of light rain or drizzle. The far north and northwest of Scotland will fare best for cloud breaks. Winds fairly light, but strengthening through the day on westernmost hills.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Largely dry. Some cloud breaks. Wind fairly light, but strengthening.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 20 to 35mph, strengthening through the day.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking becoming arduous across at times higher areas. Some sudden strong gusts reaching lower slopes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Largely dry

Rare pockets of drizzle may form on hills near Glen Garry.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud tending to break

Some banks of low cloud from dawn, will likely lift and break through morning, leaving hills substantially or completely clear thereafter.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of sun, especially in the morning. Visibility generally good, but noticeable haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 or 4C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 12th December 2018

A battle between cold air to the east and milder air to the west will take place later this week, with confidence low about the general developments into the weekend. It looks increasingly likely that for a couple of days at least, freezing levels will drop markedly, and there is scope for some snowfalls, chiefly on eastern hills. As fronts push northeastwards, there may be a more organised fall of snow into the weekend. Cycles of freeze and thaw are then likely. Winds varied, up to gale force at times, giving severe wind chill.

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