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 23rd November 2014

Today | Monday | Tuesday

Forecast last updated on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 1:54pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Frequent snow showers in north-west Scotland, but elsewhere very likely dry throughout the day. Mostly light winds, but feeling cold where exposed in northern Scotland. Variable cloud bases near showers, otherwise many mountains cloud free.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Dry overall. Mostly light wind. Many summits clearing.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to 25mph, occasionally dropping to 15mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, but still a notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rare if any showers

Occasional showers, of snow above 600m, very likely confined to areas west of the A9, and few if any spreading further east.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Fragments of cloud early morning, and occasional cloud forming on higher areas west of the A9 near any showers, otherwise most summits extensively cloud free.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% west; 90% east

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, best toward east. Visibility mostly very good, only reduced occasionally near showers west of the A9.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1C; but may feel like minus 7C where directly exposed to breeze.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 24th November 2014

Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure on Monday. A large area of low pressure will then gradually envelop Britain, this then persisting most or all next week. This will result in extensive low and cloud and areas of rain. The rain fairly well distributed across Britain, but most precipitation likely E and particularly SE Scottish highlands. Freezing level often above the mountains this week, perhaps tending to fall later in the week but only toward higher summits. Some frost in valleys early week.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions