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 Thursday 19th October 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A complex picture across the British Isles, with a damp southerly air mass and various fronts drifting slowly northwards. Extensive low cloud covering many hills, with patchy drizzle, or locally persistent rain. Some cloud breaks in far north. Deteriorating later in Wales.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Patchy rain or drizzle. Low cloud east & south.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly, 25 to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher areas, local buffeting to lower slopes northern Cairngorms.

How Wet?

A little patchy rain

Remnants of overnight rain likely to leave patches of rain or drizzle into the daytime, but should mostly all fade.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive; lowest south & east

Shrouding hills in Deeside and areas accessed from Glen Garry from low levels up most of the day. Further north, most cloud above 700m, and breaks to 900m N Cairngorms & Monadhliath.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% south & east; 40% north.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast; only isolated bursts of weak sunshine. Visibility locally good northern Cairngorms, but general haze, or murk east & southern areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 20th October 2017

Late Friday into Saturday, another Atlantic storm threatens widespread heavy rain and gales, especially England & Wales. A changeable outlook continues: south to south-westerly winds dominating into next week, with frequent rain on all western mountains, but the most prolonged falls perhaps focused on England & Wales rather than Scotland. Fairly mild overall; occasional sleet or snow only temporarily on highest tops.

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