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 Thursday 2nd July 2015
Forecast last updated on Thursday 2nd July 2015 at 4:28pm

Today | Friday | Saturday

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of a front will make erratic progress northeastwards, bringing areas of low cloud and mainly over England and Wales a few thunderstorms. However, away from western mountains there are likely to be dry periods with low cloud breaking up.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Risk thunderstorms. Less warm.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 15 to occasionally 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Risk of a shower; possible lightning

One or two showers, mainly afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most tops

Fragments of cloud at various levels (generally most extensive where there has been heavy overnight rain). But by mid-morning, most cloud above 1050m, and then often above the summits.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine increasingly breaking through. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 3rd July 2015

Very warm and widely sunny on Friday, before a broad band of thundery weather moves north across Britain Friday night and Saturday. Further rain western Scotland on Sunday, just a few showers elsewhere - and everywhere a significant drop in temperature. Further rain from time to time early next week, most rainfall will continue to be across western Scotland. Intermittently warm on the hills over England and Wales.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions