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 22nd November 2014

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Forecast last updated on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 1:54pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Fairly weak fronts will cross Britain, bringing patches of rain and drizzle and particularly to western mountains low cloud. Temperatures will drop from the west, with snow developing on higher Scottish areas. Windy Scottish Highlands.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Windy. Occasional rain, turning to snow higher areas.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, upland gales until dawn or just after dawn. Soon, 30 to perhaps 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting widespread on higher areas.

How Wet?

Occasional rain, mainly morning

Bursts of rain now and again, mainly morning S Cairngorms NP. Showers rare in afternoon, but will turn to snow to progressively lower level, perhaps 800m by dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher tops

Cloud mostly confined above 900m, although briefly 600m near showers. However, breaks may develop widely to higher tops afternoon.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Bursts of bright sunshine developing from west afternoon. The air becoming very clear afternoon.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C, dropping progressively toward 1C.

Freezing Level

Starting above the summits but as low as 1050m by dusk.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 23rd November 2014

Fine weather, associated with a ridge of high pressure, England & Wales on Sunday most mountain areas Monday. A large area of low pressure will then gradually envelop Britain, this then persisting most or all next week. This will result in extensive low and cloud and areas of rain. The rain fairly well distributed across Britain, but most precipitation likely E and particularly SE Scottish highlands. As average freezing levels drop a little, snow will fall more often on higher Scottish summits, but rarely lower down.

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