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 28th November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 28th November 2014 at 1:06pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Very widespread low cloud - from lower slopes upwards will stream in from off the North Sea, the base lifting and on some western mountains breaking up. There will be a little rain and drizzle. Blustery, particularly England and Wales.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Locally blustery; extensive low cloud east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly 25 to 30mph

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small many areas, but where exposed on higher areas, and locally lower slopes, will impede ease of walking.

How Wet?

A little rain and drizzle, mainly east

Patches of light drizzle, mainly or only Deeside; and here and there a little more definite rain.

Cloud on the hills?

Very extensive, lowest base east

Blanket very low cloud from lower slopes upward Deeside, and perhaps immediately north of Glen Garry. The base will lift toward typically 750m elsewhere. But toward and west of A9, some summits may clear, possibly widely.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost nil east to 30% west

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine near and west of A9. Hazy lower slopes, fog widely on the mountains, to lower slopes east.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Close to or just below freezing many higher slopes above 1200m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 29th November 2014

This weekend; areas of low or very low cloud, but south from about the Scottish Borders, the mountains may well be above fog and murk. Blustery Scottish Highlands. Temporarily colder with snow showers, mainly W Scotland early next week, after a rain bearing front moves southeast across the country. But for most of the week, rain rare England and Wales, light winds and hills often cloud free. In Scotland, increasingly windy northwards and although frequently dry, rain from time to time, mainly NW Highlands. The expectation over the next 10 days of significant cold weather and snowfall is very low.

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