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 Friday 30th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 29th September 2016 at 3:45pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 25 to perhaps 30mph after dawn. Will decrease progressively to 10 or 15mph by late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming small.

How Wet?

Risk showers

Dry most or all day. But from middle of day, a few showers will penetrate from west of A9 across Cairngorms NP, although few if any will reach Deeside. Hail briefly and above 1050m sleet.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clearing

Cloud base will vary: temporarily 600 to 800m near showers, generally lowest west of A9. However, by late morning, most cloud above 950 to 1100m; least cloud and highest base toward Deeside.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% rising to 70% by mid-afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, most widely lower slopes near and east of the A9. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 1st October 2016

For most mountains a fine weekend with bright sunshine and very clear air indeed. Almost windless for periods. However, clusters of showers over England and Wales on Saturday will move only slowly, resulting in considerable variation in duration of rain from place to place. Windy Monday and Tuesday. Rain may reach western mountains in Scotland Monday and elsewhere on Tuesday before clearing again. Further rain, mainly western mountains later in the week.

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