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 23rd October 2014

Today | Friday | Saturday

Forecast last updated on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 3:46pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy all mountain areas, widely gale force Cumbria northwards, strongest Scottish Highlands. Widespread low cloud, from lower slopes upwards west. Rain and drizzle, mainly west, incessant and heavy W Highlands.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland gales; rain, cloud shrouding higher areas.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 40 to 50mph. Possibly a slight lull for a few hours.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult where exposed across the hills. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain, mainly south and west

Rain, most widely west of A9 and southern Cairngorms NP. Substantially dry Cairngorms, and Lochnagar area.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher areas

Blanket cloud much of region above 600 to 800m. But on Cairngorms and hills accessed from Deeside, breaks to 1000m or above.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Less than 10%, but 20% areas accessible from north Deeside and also Lochnagar area.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses sun lower areas Cairngorms and particularly Deeside. Widely foggy higher areas. Often very good or excellent visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8C, late in day dropping toward 5C from northwest.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th October 2014

Over the next week, Highland Scotland, frequent upland gales, often raining with cloud shrouding particularly western mountains. Snow intermittently higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Less windy and wet on mountains in England and Wales, although on Friday, rain may only slowly clear south across Wales and southern Pennines.

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