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 Sunday 4th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 3:13pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Fine with light wind. Broadly sunshine increasingly extensive as banks of low cloud and valley fog slowly break up. Nevertheless, the detail difficult as adjacent hills vary between persistent cloud, whilst sunshine nearby. The wind will begin to strengthen Wales late in day.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Light wind; areas of sunshine. Hazy or at first fog lower slopes.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10mph or less morning; slowly strengthening toward 15mph. Note Upland gales developing overnight.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Many areas cloud free. Nevertheless, there may be patches of fog and very low cloud. Higher areas above about 900m are likely to be above the cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine. Hazy, or in some areas foggy. Excellent or superb visibility higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits. Ground frost some valleys until after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 5th October 2015

Much more cloudy and intermittently wet next week. Little sunshine, and extensive very low cloud Monday and Tuesday as pulses of rain move northwards. Periods of upland gales, mainly Scotland Monday. Colder with bursts of sun, but mainly western Scotland showers (snow higher tops) mid-week; still windy particularly Scotland. Further upland gales and rain likely to spread eastwards on Friday.

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