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 30th August 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 3:35pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A temporary ridge of high pressure will affect most areas bringing fine conditions with light winds to most mountain areas. However, low cloud extensive toward NW Highlands, where rain will be frequent and light rain may well also extend north across Wales and S Pennines.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Wind easing; a few showers. Cloud lifting off most summits.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15 to perhaps 25mph in morning. Will ease slowly toward 15mph through day.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?


Scattered showers, mainly from about midday onwards.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to or above higher tops by late morning

Cloud base will rise through the morning: west of the A9 from late morning, typically ranging from 750m near showers and 1000m otherwise. Elsewhere most cloud lifting above 850m, with breaks above 1250m by midday.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west to 70% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, particularly east of A9. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 31st August 2015

A lengthy showery period with chilly northerly winds through the first half of the week. Away from N Scotland, many summits will often be cloud free and the air will become increasingly clear giving superb views. Winds will also be fairly light. Not warm: some valleys will have slight frost at night. Later next week, rain, if any, will be rare, but particularly valley temperatures will remain low at night as the light wind remains northerly.

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