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 Wednesday 29th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at 3:34pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly 25 to locally 30mph morning strongest Cairngorms and Lochnagar, easing 15mph by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers - frequent Cairngorms/Lochnagar

Hail and on Cairngorm plateau, sleet/snow showers, throughout the day - sometimes the precipitation frequent east of the A9, most persistent N Cairngorms.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive north and east

Patches possible to as low as 600m in showers northern slopes. Away from showers rising to around 900m with summits clearing at times.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% N Cairngorms and Lochnagar to 40% afternoon west of A9

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine, mainly southernmost Cairngorms NP and west of the A9. Fog extensive higher areas, to fairly low levels northern Cairngorms. Below cloud often excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 rising to 6C

Freezing Level

Just above summits; dropping toward 1100m after dark. After dark, slight frost some valleys and corries.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 30th July 2015

Low temperatures on most mountains until the weekend; coldest Thursday on the Scottish Highlands, when highest tops will be below freezing point, giving snow in showers. Broadly showery on Thursday, nearly all the showers along the spine of Britain. By Friday dry England and Wales, but rain from time to time Scotland, turning increasingly wet western hills. On Saturday, a weakening front will take rain away from hills in England and Wales before fine on Sunday. Scotland showers, mainly Saturday.

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