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 Saturday 20th September 2014

Tomorrow | Sunday | Monday

Forecast last updated on Friday 19th September 2014 at 4:13pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 10 to 15mph, perhaps 20mph Cairngorm plateau, strongest afternoon and evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Little if any rain

The risk of a few patches of light showery rain, but amounting to very little, and it may well remain substantially or completely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Cloud fairly extensive on higher areas in morning, especially Cairngorms, locally forming from lower slopes upward. Improving, and many summits should clear through the morning, although cloud many persist in some higher cols and tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine breaking through. Excellent visibility developing with the haze having cleared.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5 to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st September 2014

Much clearer and cooler air will have spread across all mountain areas by Sunday. High pressure then brings a couple of dry and bright days on Sunday and Monday, with much improved visibility and most summits cloud free. A weak front approaches the far north-west late on Monday, then from Tuesday onwards, high pressure sinks southwards, allowing westerly winds to bring fronts in off the Atlantic. By Wednesday and Thursday, periods of rain become more frequent, and the risk of occasional upland gales.

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