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 Monday 26th January 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 26th January 2015 at 1:55pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A cool and blustery day, with upland gales in the Scottish Highlands. Occasional snow showers, typically very brief, mostly confined to north-western Scotland. Sunshine and excellent visibility.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland gales. Occasional snow flurries.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 50 to locally 60mph on Cairngorm plateau; squally gusts toward 65mph near showers.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking difficult across higher areas; severe wind chill.

How Wet?

A few snow showers or flurries

Occasional snow showers or flurries; likely most frequent in the morning west of A9, but becoming fairly brief, rarely reaching further east.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing.

Cloud base will vary; rarely below 750m near showers, mostly west of the A9, but breaks to 1050m, or east of A9 occasionally to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

50% west; 70% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine, mostly extensive toward Deeside. Excellent visibility, only temporarily reduced in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C Feeling like minus 20 where directly exposed to the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 27th January 2015

Upland winds frequently near gale force this week, perhaps occasionally easing toward the weekend as a low pressure becomes a broader feature across Britain. Higher Scottish summits frequently below freezing, although a temporary thaw late Tuesday into Wednesday. Freeze-thaw cycles further south, but from Wednesday on, much colder conditions will extend south to all areas, with snow to lower slopes, most concentrated on northern and western facing mountains.

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