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 28th May 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 3:06pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 30 to 35mph. Suddenly gusty near showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Likely to impede ease of walking on higher areas, and intermittently make walking difficult. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Heavy showers. Risk lightning.

By late morning, a mix of heavy showers with hail, above 500 to later 750m snow and risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher tops

Varying cloud base; temporarily below 600m near showers, but often 950 to 1250m, and breaks to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sun. Visibility frequently excellent, but suddenly appalling where in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 2 or 3C - though dropping again near precipitation. Will feel as cold as minus 13C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

900m, rising to 1200m - though dropping again near precipitation

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 29th May 2015

Frequently cold over the next week, with precipitation at some stage on most mountain areas more or less daily. Often this will be as heavy showers, with hail and mainly on the Scottish Highlands, snow on higher areas. There will also be thunder. As the cold weather continues, mainly on the Scottish Highlands, there remains considerable snow cover, this blocking access to some routes. There are strong indications of a reversal in weather pattern around the middle of next week, with pressure building in the vicinity of Britain, to bring increasingly fine, and later in the week warm weather.

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