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 Wednesday 25th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 12:44pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A warm front will make slow progress inland onto western mountains bringing extensive low loud and rain on and off. Elsewhere, cloud higher tops N Scotland (as far south as Cairngorms) but otherwise fine and intermittently sunny. Upland winds widely near gale force.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland winds approaching gale force. Snow showers, mainly east.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 30 to perhaps 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking impeded, and near major ridges and summits, considerable buffeting. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Scattered snow flurries or in morning showers

Substantially dry. Until a few hours after dawn, snow showers Cairngorms and Lochnagar, these then easing to occasional or rare flurries across the region.

Cloud on the hills?

Tops occasionally clearing, particularly south

Cloud occasionally forming below 750m and widely above 900 or 1000m Cairngorms and Monadhliath. Elsewhere, cloud rare below 800m and breaks to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% Cairngorms to 60% elsewhere

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, most widely toward Deeside and southernmost tops Cairngorms NP. Very good or excellent visibility, but fog high tops.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C. Will feel as cold as minus 13C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 26th November 2015

A leek or fortnight of frequent upland gales and particularly on western mountains precipitation at some stage almost daily. However, Wales and S Pennines will become largely dry for 2 or 3 days over the coming weekend. There will be freeze-thaw cycles on the Scottish Munros, whilst further south, higher summits will occasionally be below freezing point.

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