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 Friday 9th October 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 9th October 2015 at 6:51am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Becoming extensively sunny over Wales, England and parts of eastern Scotland. Much cloudier, some of it quite low, across the west of Scotland. Patches of drizzle or light rain mainly Western Isles and NW coasts. A few showers Dumfries and Galloway. Generally a little warmer than yesterday after a cold, locally foggy start.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Variable cloud amounts; a little sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly, 15 to 25mph, probably easing through day.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small.

How Wet?

Substantially dry

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud mainly south; breaks north

Banks of low cloud, mainly areas accessed from Glen Garry early morning, lifting, perhaps clinging to higher slopes for a time, but likely to thin and break up, particularly north.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine now and again, most widely northern Cairngorms. Foggy some high tops, visibility good below cloud; slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits; but slight frost some glens around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 10th October 2015

Pressure will build across the UK linking to a large high centred away to the northeast giving mainly fair conditions for several days ahead. Low cloud and drizzle may affect parts of the west and north of Scotland from time to time through until early Monday. A good deal of dry and fairly sunny weather continuing into next week. As high pressure transfers to southwest of Ireland some rain, drizzle and low cloud may start to affect the north and west of Scotland from time to time.

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