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 Thursday 2nd October 2014

Tomorrow | Friday | Saturday

Forecast last updated on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 4:08pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; increasingly progressively from 30mph post-dawn to 40 to 50mph mid to late afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking from northwest becoming very difficult in the afternoon, later on even on exposed lower slopes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Most summits cloud free; but on southern summits in Cairngorms NP, cloud occasionally cloud above about 1050m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, most widely summits accessed from Deeside. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits, but ground frost some valleys at dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd October 2014

A major change in the weather pattern as over the next 10 days, low pressure will become dominant - with several separate centres 'dumb-belling' around each other, bringing cusps of strong wind, rain and low cloud. Away from the major rain and cloud areas, there will still be showers. Ahead of this, on Friday, strong evidence of major rainfall on mountains near the north Irish Sea as a cold front moves erratically southeast. Underfoot, presently still very dry most mountain areas.

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