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 30th July 2014

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Forecast last updated on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 3:03pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensive cloud will shroud most western mountains all day, with frequent drizzly showers. Eastern Scotland and Pennines essentially dry, and cloud only on higher areas. Breezy for northern Britain.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Breezy. Some cloud on higher areas; patchy drizzle west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly, 20 to 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small; may locally impede ease of walking on higher areas.

How Wet?

Occasional drizzle

The odd light drizzly shower, mostly near/west of the A9, but overall amounting to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Confined to higher areas

Patches of low cloud after dawn, but mostly soon confined above 1100-1200m, highest bases eastern Cairngorms NP and Deeside, but may persist above 800-900m Monadhliath and near/west of A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% west; 70% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional bursts of sunshine, mostly toward the east. Fog may remain extensive on higher areas, but visibility generally good at low levels.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 31st July 2014

Mostly light breezes for the rest of the week, but cloud frequently shrouding the western hills. Persistent drizzly rain in western Scotland on Thursday, may become more extensive during Friday. This weekend: low pressure is expected to bring rain and showers to many areas on Saturday, although Sunday may bring an improvement.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions