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 2nd August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 1st August 2015 at 3:34pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weak warm front will move north, bringing a deterioration over a few hours to rain and low cloud. However, this will only reach N Scotland late in the day, but clearing Wales, N England and into the afternoon S Scotland, to give warm sun. Quickly becoming windy late in day west.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Rain speeding north afternoon. Wind strengthening evening.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20mph. After a lull, later afternoon southerly 25-30, and by dusk 35mph Cairngorm plateau and west of A9.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small but will increasingly impede ease of walking in evening.

How Wet?

Risk rain, mainly late in day

Into the afternoon a little rain, mainly near and west of A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most or all summits

Through morning, patchy cloud higher areas will life, leaving only fragments afternoon. Cloud base will drop to shroud higher summits again at times in rain, mainly S Cairngorms NP and perhaps Lochnagar.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine at first before high level cloud, from south, makes sun increasing weak. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C rising to 9C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 3rd August 2015

Monday to Wednesday. Upland gales or near gales; frequent rain western mountains, particularly the W & NW Highlands. Showers elsewhere, least rain S & central Pennines and Wales. A band of persistent rain will come in from the west late Wednesday. Less windy later in the week, but further rain, mostly falling as showers. Less cold through the week.

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