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 18th September 2014

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

Forecast last updated on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 3:28pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Risk of a little drizzle, mainly Deeside

Isolated drizzle in cloud mainly summits accessible from Deeside in morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive east and perhaps south, but may clear

In morning, extensive very low cloud, concentrated in and just above valleys in areas accessible from Deeside. Higher summits may well be above the cloud, and through the day will tend to thin, perhaps nearly all clearing through the afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, in some areas above lower level cloud/fog. Extensive fog morning, particularly Deeside, mostly or all clearing to leave slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12C, locally 9C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 19th September 2014

Bursts of rain and a few thunderstorms will extend north as far as southern Scotland on Friday and particularly Saturday. However, colder and much clearer air will spread southwards across Highland Scotland on Saturday and will reach most or all of Wales on Sunday. Next week, starting fine across all mountain areas, but slowly as an area of high pressure sinks southwards, westerly winds, bringing fronts in off the Atlantic will begin to bring deteriorations into northern and western Scotland, and by the end of the week, probably to all mountain areas.

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