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 23rd July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 3:35pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very little wind; extensively fine, very warm with sunshine across the mountains. Be aware of sunburn and possible dehydration. But very low cloud will shroud some eastern mountains in morning, and isolated thunderstorms will develop in afternoon.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Little wind; very warm, extensive sunshine.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, between 8 and 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Fine drizzle some eastern areas, probably only easternmost slopes in Deeside for a few hours after dawn.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any (will affect some lower slopes).

Fragments or areas of very low cloud may well shroud lower eastern areas, particularly Deeside in morning. All the cloud will disperse through the morning, and cloud top 500 to perhaps 900m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sunshine; perhaps dull lower eastern areas, particularly morning. Probable haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

14 rising to 16C west.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th July 2014

Continuing fine almost everywhere, very warm and often sunny until Saturday, although here and there an afternoon thunderstorm - possibly more widely in Scotland on Saturday. A change to west or northwesterly winds on Sunday will bring a drop in temperature, particularly to the W & NW Highlands and bursts of rain and thunder may be more widespread into England and Wales. Less warm, but extensively dry into next week.

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