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 Monday 31st August 2015
Forecast last updated on Sunday 30th August 2015 at 4:19pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northerly in the range 10 to perhaps in afternoon or evening 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Showers; small risk lightning

Showers Cairngorms and Lochnagar throughout the day. Otherwise, showers mainly afternoon, when some will be heavy and particularly Cairngorms and south Deeside, small risk thunder and the rain constant for an hour or two. Hail, and risk sleet highest summits.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive east

Cairngorms and Deeside: cloud will come in off the Moray Firth, its base rising both through the day and south across region. Nevertheless, even in afternoon, cloud base in range 750-1050m. Elsewhere: temporary breaks to higher tops, but lowering markedly in rain.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

10% north to 40% south and west of A9

Sunshine and air clarity?

Glimpses of sun only most areas. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 1st September 2015

High pressure will dominate the weather over the coming week, possibly two weeks. But this week, its position, just west of Britain will ensure persistent cold conditions in northerly winds, bringing frost to some valleys at night, and highest Scottish summits close to freezing point. It will become substantially dry, but frequently cloudy although away from N Scotland. Most of the cloud will be above the summits. Frequently superb visibility.

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