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 20th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 19th April 2015 at 3:57pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeast slowly veering southwesterly, 15 to 25mph. Locally nearer 30mph early morning on high tops.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly fairly small

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Dry overall. Small risk isolated bursts of rain at first, or on higher areas a little snow, mainly areas accessed from Glen Garry.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud all clearing

Cloud may well shroud higher areas early morning, most likely southern Cairngorms NP west to Ben Alder. But low cloud base will gradually lift and most or all summits should clear by afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% morning; 70% afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine breaking through. Visibility excellent, but patchy fog some southern slopes for a few hours early morning.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 5C in afternoon.

Freezing Level

As low as 900m post dawn; gradually lifting above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 21st April 2015

Extensively dry weather and light winds throughout this week, with good amounts of sunshine overall. However, the north-western Scottish Highlands will see frequent cloudy skies, occasionally shrouding the mountains. Elsewhere most tops will be widely clear. Toward next weekend, a change to more unsettled conditions is expected, although there remains uncertainty about the evolution of the pattern. There is a possibility of much colder air, and snow affecting northern Scotland.

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