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 Sunday 26th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Saturday 25th April 2015 at 3:29pm

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How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly, varying from mostly 15 to perhaps occasionally 25 or 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Often small, but may sometimes impede ease of walking.

How Wet?

Snow & hail showers; risk lightning

Snow and hail showers; ranging from periods of rare flurries, to the risk of an hour or two of frequent precipitation giving whiteout and risk of thunder - highest risk Deeside.

Cloud on the hills?

Varied, intermittently covering tops

Cloud frequently clear the summits, but shafts of cloud below 700m during heavy precipitation - and locally frequently for an hour or two.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of bright sunshine, but cloud may fill in during afternoon, particularly Deeside. The air very clear indeed, but visibility suddenly appalling where in cloud and also snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

350m, but away from precipitation, 650m afternoon. Widespread frost in the glens morning and again by dusk.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 27th April 2015

Very cold more or less throughout the coming week with fresh snow across all mountain areas. Most precipitation will be showery, but some showers squally and heavy with hail and thunder. Within the cold air, one or two areas of constant precipitation, bringing significant snow to some areas will occur - although the tracks of this is at this stage uncertain.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions