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 11th February 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at 1:09pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeasterly, 15mph perhaps often less near/west of A9. Risk 25 locally 30mph eastern Cairngorms.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, but considerable wind chill some eastern areas.

How Wet?

Risk snow showers or flurries

Substantially, or perhaps completely dry, but risk of a few snow showers, or over an hour or two, very locally more persistent snow.

Cloud on the hills?

Generally confined to higher tops

Fragments of cloud above 600m, mainly near precipitation. But most cloud will be above 900 to 1100m - persisting in some corries and on higher tops whilst others are substantially free of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Often cloudy, but patches of bright sunshine. The air very clear indeed.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

More or less glen level after overnight frost. By day, some thawing, mainly sunlit slopes, up to about 450m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 12th February 2016

Cold conditions will persist well into next week; most mountain terrain frozen. There will be consolidation of existing snow. Many areas often dry, but further snow will fall from time to time. Low pressure moves across southern Britain into the North Sea over the weekend, resulting in a north to north-easterly pattern, bringing clusters of snow showers. Also a risk of more persistent snow southern Pennines & Wales on Saturday. Wind speeds will vary, occasional severe wind chill. By middle of next week, expect a gradual change to milder south-westerly winds and Atlantic fronts.

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