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 25th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 24th April 2015 at 4:27pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A band of rain, turning increasingly to snow on higher areas of southern Scotland and northern England will edge slowly south. Brightening skies for much of Scotland, allowing many tops to clear. Showers in the far north-west; risk lightning. Blustery winds will give noticeable wind chill for many areas.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Cold wind. Patchy snow early on, then often dry; tops clearing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 10 to 20mph, occasionally nearer 25mph, particularly afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Significant wind chill on higher areas.

How Wet?

Occasional snow

Areas of snow, falling to almost glen level, most widespread Deeside and areas accessed from Glen Garry for a few hours after dawn, but soon clearing. Then mainly dry; isolated snow showers toward Monadhliath and northern Cairngorms NP during afternoon, small risk lightning.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops clearing

Cloud may shroud higher areas at first, particularly southern Cairngorms NP, but likely to soon break up from the north, leaving most or all summits clear throughout the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% by mid-morning.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly breaking through from the north. The air very clear, but visibility very poor where in cloud and also snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5C; but where directly exposed to strongest wind, may feel like minus 15 Celsius.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 26th April 2015

Continued very cold conditions for late April through Sunday and well into the new week. Most precipitation falling as snow or hail, often to very low levels, commonly in the form of heavy showers. Upland winds intermittently reaching gale force, causing severe wind chill.

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