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 4th July 2015
Forecast last updated on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 3:15pm

Today | Sunday | Monday

Summary for all mountain areas

The remnants of overnight thundery rain, thunderstorms and very squally winds will continue to move away northwards across Scotland leaving a residue of patchy low cloud and drizzle. This in turn will clear to leave sunshine and a scattering of showers which still may give local thunder across Wales and England.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Thundery rain and squally winds moving away northwards.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly; varying between 25 and for a few hours 40-45mph. Sudden gusts 50mph, even lower slopes.

Effect of wind on you?

Periods of buffeting on the hills, in places even at low levels.

How Wet?


Pulses of thundery rain moving northwards at first, resulting in little rain some areas whilst other have heavy or perhaps torrential rain and hail.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently forming

Summits sometimes cloud free, particularly Monadhliath. But banks of cloud will form on some slopes for a few hours in and after rain. Generally lowest cloud areas accessed from Deeside and north of Glen Garry.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sunshine. Intermittently good visibility, although periods of haze and often fog higher areas. Very poor in heavy rain..

How Cold? (at 900m)

Varied: 12 to 15C; toward east and south as low as 9C where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 5th July 2015

Several days of cooler fresher conditions. Showers at times on Sunday particularly western Highlands where they may merge into longer periods of rain. On Monday a large area of rain, some of it heavy, is likely to move across all mountain ranges from the southwest. A slow improvement likely as showers on subsequent days become increasingly confined to the north and east of Scotland. Trend towards warmer sunnier conditions extending from the southwest.

In association with
Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions