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 Tuesday 28th April 2015
Forecast last updated on Monday 27th April 2015 at 4:25pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A showery day for most regions, most frequent precipitation on western mountains, falling as snow or hail to low levels. Gusty and squally winds. Risk of lightning.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Squally winds. Occasional snow and hail showers; risk lightning.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West becoming southwesterly 25 to occasionally 30mph, gusts 40mph near showers. Direction may vary toward dusk.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede ease of walking, and give sudden considerable buffeting near precipitation. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers; isolated lightning

Snow and hail showers; there may be very few for several hours after dawn, but by afternoon, risk of frequent precipitation for an hour or two. Risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher areas

Quickly varying cloud base, often clearing to or sometimes above higher tops, particularly morning. But near precipitation patches below 700m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine. Often superb visibility, but appalling in snow.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-4C, rising a little to -2C; but may feel colder than -15C where directly exposed to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

400 rising to 650m. Frost many glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 29th April 2015

Remaining cold until the end of the week. Showers of snow and hail, at times merging into longer periods of precipitation will continue through Wednesday and Thursday. Away from showers visibiliity will be excellent or superb. Toward the weekend, indications favour unsettled, although less cold conditions.

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