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 Friday 24th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 3:00pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales across Scottish Highlands, and frequent showers west, fewer east. Snow higher summits. Elsewhere, early rain will clear southwards from Wales and Pennines, followed by a lull in the wind, rare showers and a patchwork of sun.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland gales. Occasional showers.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting likely to be widespread on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Showers; snow higher tops

Showers occasionally: hail and above 950m snow. Lowest risk of showers Deeside.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher areas

Cloud base will vary: intermittently 600-750m but breaks to 950-1150m (lowest bases in ranges west of A9).

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sun, most widely Deeside. Visibility often excellent - but widespread fog higher tops.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3C, but will feel as cold as minus 11 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 25th October 2014

Over the next week, frequently windy and wet Scottish Highlands, with long bouts of upland gale or severe gales, and rain (focussed on western mountains where considerable accumulation). Snow intermittently on higher summits as temperatures oscillate. Elsewhere, often fine until about Tuesday, although by Sunday, cloud will shroud higher western areas extensively. Here to winds intermittently reaching gale force higher summits, mainly north Wales northwards.

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