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 23rd May 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 3:56pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Many mountain areas fine with light winds as a ridge of high pressure moves slowly east. But deteriorating slowly from west in afternoon across western Scotland, and in evening close to Irish Sea as winds strengthen, cloud lowers and mainly W & NW Highlands, rain develops.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Fine, becoming windy through afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Becoming southwesterly. Strengthening from less than 10mph morning to 25mph later afternoon and into the evening 35 to locally 40mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Negligible, before through afternoon and evening walking becomes difficult across the hills.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely until evening

Rain will begin to extend eastwards across region an hour or two before dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Mountains substantially free of cloud; although cloud will start to form on higher areas evening.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine. Excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 8C.

Freezing Level

900m at first, but before midday above the summits. Risk slight frost in some valleys at first.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 24th May 2015

A series of weak fronts will progress southeast around an area of high pressure lying southwest of Britain. The result will be intermittent low cloud shrouding mainly western mountains and rain from time to time, mainly W & NW Highlands. Still intermittently cold enough for snow highest Scottish tops. Still chilly and generally wetter late next week, and as area of low pressure moves gradually toward northern Scotland.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions