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 30th November 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 1:25pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Windy northern Scotland, and snow showers. Central & southern Highlands will see a relative lull, and brighter conditions. Persistent heavy rain England & Wales, risk snow tops northern Pennines & Lakes, also Galloway. Storm force upland winds Snowdonia & S.Pennines.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Chilly wind; one or two snow showers, clouds breaking.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, often 30 to occasionally 35mph higher northern areas.

Effect of wind on you?

Will result in widespread buffeting on higher areas.

How Wet?

Scattered snow showers

Snow showers will reach areas west of A9, but only occasionally elsewhere - very few Deeside.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently clearing many tops

Varying cloud base; dropping quickly to 600 to 800m near showers, but between breaks to 1050m or above - increasingly widely so eastwards across Cairngorms NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40% rising to 60% eastern areas.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine, most often eastern Cairngorms NP. The air very clear, but sudden brief deteriorations in visibility in snow and cloud.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Close to freezing from just above most glens upwards.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st December 2015

Frequent upland gales and occasionally storm force upland winds this week and perhaps well into December. On western mountains, precipitation at some stage almost daily resulting in considerable rainfall in total. Freeze-thaw cycles will occur on the Scottish Munros, although often sub-zero, allowing snow to accumulate. Further south, higher summits occasionally be below freezing point, but lying snow fairly transient. Slight improvement as pressure builds around Friday-Saturday, but still windy, and risk some further rain in north-west.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions