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 May 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 29th May 2016 at 3:49pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

North or northeasterly, will strengthen from 15 to 20mph or perhaps 25mph by evening Cairngorms and Lochnagar.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Chance isolated thunderstorms

Very low risk of a thunderstorm near and west of A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

The hills rarely if at all cloud covered. For a few hours from dawn, fog will shroud some valleys and lower slopes. The top of the cloud below 500m. Where heavy rain develops, patches of cloud will form temporarily from lower slopes upward.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and superb visibility across the mountains, particularly morning. Fog some lower slopes post dawn.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C rising to 10 to locally 12C west of A9.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 31st May 2016

Generally northeasterly winds throughout the coming week. Substantially dry although still some uncertainty regarding the distribution of rain, now most likely England and Wales on Wednesday. Otherwise, day by day, typically areas of fog, mainly lower slopes E & N mountains after dawn, and toward west isolated afternoon thunderstorms. But for most areas very dry underfoot. Indications are for a gradual change to wetter south or southwesterlies next weekend or next week, with rain focussed on western Scotland.

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