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 Saturday 1st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 31st July 2015 at 3:57pm

Today | Sunday | Monday

Summary for all mountain areas

A weakening front will take low cloud and a little rain southwards from most summits in England and Wales, but it may linger S Wales. Windy Cumbria and Scotland, and mainly W & NW Highlands, frequent rain, and here cold.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Showery. Blustery higher areas.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwest to westerly 25 to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas, mainly Cairngorm plateau.

How Wet?

Showers, mainly west of A9. Small risk thunder.

Generally: showers, most frequent west of A9. Progressively less rain eastwards. However, over an hour or two middle of day or into afternoon, the rain frequent and heavy. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive higher areas, particularly west

Cloud will shroud higher areas west of A9 above 600 to 900m, varying between showers, though breaks to 1050m by mid-afternoon. Elsewhere, often higher but more varied base, with breaks to 1000 or 1150m highest areas accessed from Deeside. Later, breaks to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% later 40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, particularly lower areas Cairngorms and Deeside later in day. Visibility generally excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 rising to 7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 2nd August 2015

Sunday: Very warm and soon fine and sunny England, Wales and then Scottish Borders. A little rain rest of Scotland. Low pressure close to western Scotland will bring upland gales or near gales, frequent rain and low cloud to Scotland Monday to Wednesday. Generally less rain, progressively southwards across Britain. Further rain then likely to come in from the west with the generally unsettled conditions continuing.

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