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 Monday 25th September 2017
Forecast last updated on Monday 25th September 2017 at 7:40am

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Summary for all mountain areas

An almost stationary front will lie down the spine of the country. Many areas will have rain and extensive low cloud, with bursts of heavy rain in places. To the west of the front, westernmost summits, particularly Wales will be substantially dry.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Rain on and off all day. Extensive very low cloud.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 15-25mph, strongest across N.Cairngorms where may reach 30mph for a few hours middle of the day.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede higher slopes of N.Cairngorms for a time around the middle of the day. Otherwise mostly small.

How Wet?

Rain frequently, particularly morning

Risk of rain on and off all day with some heavy bursts possible for a time southern Cairngorms. Least rain N.Cairngorms.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive

Cloud, in some areas from just above the valleys up will shroud the mountains most or all day. Breaks to 750 to 900m here and there west of the A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine not expected. Visibility widely poor - extensive fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above tops

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 26th September 2017

During the first half of the week, an almost stationary front centred down the the spine of the country will give bursts of rain, before petering out by late Tuesday. This will bring a lot of low cloud to the mountains and there will be a marked haze. Best of the conditions will be across the northwest Highlands and at times western Wales. From the middle of next week, more typical southwest winds will bring bands of rain, low cloud, and at times strong winds, countrywide; interspersed by some largely dry and fine days.

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