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 30th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 12:52pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy on higher areas. Mild air will bring extensive very low cloud to most mountain areas, but here and there will break in the afternoon. There will also be pockets of drizzle. In N Scotland, patchy rain, and initially near freezing point higher tops, but many summits clear of cloud.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Windy; occasional rain. Low cloud, mainly west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly in the range 25 to 35mph, gusts locally 50mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small lower areas, but where exposed on higher areas, likely to give significant buffeting.

How Wet?

Occasional rain.

Rain occasionally, mainly morning; total rainfall small.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher areas

After dawn, pockets of fog, and patches of cloud at various levels. Much of this will break, leaving patches above 700m southern Cairngorms NP. Base will rise northwards, with most cloud above 1050m (possibly above the summits) N Cairngorms.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

20% south to 60% north

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine developing, mainly Cairngorms and Monadhliath. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

2C rising to 8C

Freezing Level

Soon above summits. Frost possible at first in some valleys.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 31st October 2014

Broadly fairly quickly changing weather over the coming week to ten days. Frequently windy, and particularly on western mountains, rain at some stage almost daily. Bands of persistent rain will be interspersed with lengthier more showery periods - when on higher Scottish summits, there will be snow. However, at present fresh lying snow will be temporary.

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