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 19th March 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 19th March 2018 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring a cold and dry day to most mountain areas with just a few residual snow flurries here and there; these mostly across eastern hills. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds across Wales will give severe wind chill. Least wind northwest Scotland.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Largely dry with cloud capping tops. Some sun.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northeast backing northerly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk snow flurries

Very likely no precipitation, although in afternoon snow flurries may come in off N Sea to affect Cairngorms and summits accessible from Deeside.

Cloud on the hills?

Many summits free of cloud

Cloud will cap higher summits morning, particularly Cairngorms and Deeside. By midday, only fragments below 1100m, although highest summits may remain covered.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine; cloud likely to increase from the north through the day. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-6C rising gradually to -3C through daylight.

Freezing Level

Terrain from glens up frozen after dawn. Lower slopes will begin to thaw, by late afternoon up toward 550m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cold and dry weather with light wind early in the week will give way, initially in Scotland, mid-week as winds turn westerly and rain (intermittently snow higher areas) begins to come in. Temporarily a thaw up to highest summits in Scotland. By next weekend, frequent precipitation, but on highest summits in England and Wales and widely Scottish highlands, temperatures will frequently revert back to below freezing point.

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