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 Friday 21st November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 20th November 2014 at 12:41pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very hazy and increasingly windy with upland near gales or on some higher areas gales developing. Rain will develop from southwest across hills near the Irish Sea. Areas of low cloud, mainly over more eastern mountains, but also widely where rain develops.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Increasingly windy; very hazy. Low cloud, mainly Cairngorms NP.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly strengthening from the southwest: mid-morning 25 to 30mph; and 35 to locally 45mph by mid-afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking will become increasingly difficult where exposed on higher areas.

How Wet?

Isolated rain

Risk one or two drizzle showers east of the A9. Rain overnight.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to south & east

Cloud likely to shroud hills in Deeside, particularly south Deeside and possibly also north of Glen Garry from 700m, locally 400m up. Toward and west of the A9, most cloud above 900 or 1000m by late morning; perhaps breaks to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine near and west of the A9. Very hazy; fog in some valleys, particularly morning.

How Cold? (at 900m)

1 to 3C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost in some glens and sheltered corries in the morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd November 2014

A complicated weather picture over the coming week. Broadly freezing levels mostly above higher summits; rain from time to time, but fine with light winds across England and Wales on Sunday and Britain-wide Monday. Confidence low, but some indication of a drop in freezing level and further precipitation, probably of snow higher Scottish areas later next week.

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