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 Saturday 25th October 2014

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Forecast last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 7:07pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales strengthening, becoming severe gales Scottish Highlands. Frequent showers western Scotland, merging into constant rain, (snow higher tops). A few showers elsewhere, very few if any Wales/Peak District. Cloud shrouding most higher areas, particularly west.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Severe upland gales developing. Frequent showers west.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 50mph, strengthening to 60 to 75mph during daylight.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly difficult, by afternoon even in some glens. Higher up, general mobility difficult. Severe wind chill.

How Wet?


Occasional showers, and perhaps for two hours in morning, almost constant precipitation. Least precipitation Deeside. Snow higher summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly confined to higher areas

Cloud generally shrouding higher mountains, the base rarely below 600m, and breaks to 1050m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of sunshine will come through. Very good visibility, but extensive fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C; but feeling like minus 10 to minus 15 where exposed to gale force wind.

Freezing Level


Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 26th October 2014

Upland gales or severe gales will continue on Sunday and Monday, easing slowly for a day or so from about Tuesday, before likely returning later in week. Frequent or near constant rain over western Scotland in particular will make it very wet underfoot, and many streams and rivers will flood. Elsewhere next week, rain occasionally, but amounts much less, and often mild, or very mild in England and Wales.

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