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 Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Forecast last updated on Monday 22nd September 2014 at 4:16pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A weak front will bring low cloud and a little rain slowly southwards to areas near the Irish Sea. Dry weather will follow, although the NW and later W highlands will deteriorate in the afternoon as the wind strengthens, and further low cloud and rain comes in.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Patchwork of sun, especially east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly, slowly strengthening through the day, but typically 20mph or on Cairngorms plateau 25 locally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, although ease of walking may be impeded on higher areas.

How Wet?

Dry until nearly dusk

A little rain and drizzle west of the A9 by dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits occasionally clearing, especially east

Many summits intermittently clearing east of the A9, although further west, cloud likely to come and go above 1050m, occasionally 900m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west of A9 to 80% areas accessible from Deeside by midday

Sunshine and air clarity?

A little sunshine, mainly toward the east. Visibility good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7 or 8C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 24th September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring a series of fronts, bringing bands of low cloud and rain, in from the west, particularly mid-week. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Blustery, with upland gales on Thursday and Friday across Highland Scotland. Next weekend and early next week is likely to become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Many mountain areas are now, and will remain very dry underfoot.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions