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 29th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 28th August 2015 at 4:00pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland winds will approach gale force Scottish Highlands, and showers or in NW Highlands frequent or for periods constant rain. Less windy elsewhere, a few showers, although many areas dry.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland winds near gale force; showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly typically 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting throughout the day on higher areas.

How Wet?


Occasional showers developing by midday. The Monadhliath may have rain over several hours.

Cloud on the hills?

Progressively lifting and mostly clearing

Cloud base will rise slowly; by late morning, most cloud above 1000m, and progressively most or all summits will clear through the afternoon. However, west of A9, cloud may well persist above 650 to 850m, lowest Monadhliath.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% west of A9 to 60% by afternoon elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, mainly lower areas Cairngorms and Deeside. Visibility excellent - but widely foggy higher areas, particularly west of the A9.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C, rising to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 30th August 2015

A lengthy showery period until about the middle of next week. However, as the wind turns northerly from Monday, cloud base will often lift above the summits and the air will be very clear indeed, giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will become rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night.

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