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 Sunday 26th October 2014

Tomorrow | Monday | Tuesday

Forecast last updated on Saturday 25th October 2014 at 3:54pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 50 to 70mph, gusts 80-90mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Any mobility difficult on higher areas. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional rain, or snow

Rain intermittently, most persistent near/west of the A9, although will amount to little lower Cairngorms and summits accessed from Deeside. Snow highest tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Varying cloud base; near precipitation patches below 700m; but breaks to 800 to 1050m, generally highest Deeside.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% near A9; 30% Deeside

Sunshine and air clarity?

Rare glimpses of sun, mainly lower Cairngorms and Deeside. Persistent haze, and areas of fog on the hills toward the west.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 or 5C; but feeling like minus 10 to minus 13 where directly exposed to gale force wind.

Freezing Level

Just above highest summits N Cairngorms NP, but elsewhere well above summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th October 2014

Upland gales continue on Monday, but easing during Tuesday, particularly across Scotland. Until early Tuesday, near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood, including also rivers flowing toward the central highlands such as the Tay. Rain and much colder air spreads southwards during Tuesday, leading to a quieter and colder middle of the week. Milder air, gales and rain are likely to return by the end of the week.

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