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 30th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 29th July 2015 at 3:53pm

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwest later backing westerly, 20 to on Cairngorm plateau 25mph post dawn. Easing toward 15mph by mid-afternoon, and widely 10mph evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming small

How Wet?

Hail and on higher tops snow flurries.

Isolated showers, most likely Cairngorms and Lochnagar morning, and elsewhere afternoon. Light hail, and above 950m snow flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Cloud widely covering higher areas at first, locally below 700m N Cairngorms. But by late morning, cloud rare below 900m, with most summits then clearing, slowest to clear N Cairngorms and perhaps Lochnagar.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of bright sun will by midday give way to only glimpses. Superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Very cold for time of year: 2C, rising slowly toward 7C from southwest.

Freezing Level

1150m, lifting to just above highest summits. Slight frost on ground some valleys and corries post dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st July 2015

Continued mixed conditions over most mountain areas over the next week or so - although a slight rise in temperature. Often cloudy Scottish Highlands with rain at some stage almost daily, particularly western mountains. Widespread severe upland gales Sunday night and Monday. Until Monday, often dry elsewhere, although on Saturday, some forecasts suggest a band of low cloud and occasional rain will linger across Wales (particularly the south) and perhaps the southern Pennines.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions