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 Wednesday 24th September 2014

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at 3:44pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwest backing westerly 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Isolated if any showers

Substantially dry but one or two passing showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Substantially clearing

Typically well broken cloud base 900 rising to 1100m or above west of A9. Elsewhere, cloud may extensively shroud N Cairngorms much of morning, but by midday cloud only rarely covering highest tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70% in afternoon

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine intermittently. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 25th September 2014

A change to westerly winds across all mountain areas will bring a series of fronts, bringing bands of low cloud and rain, in from the west, particularly mid-week. Nevertheless, away from the W & NW Highlands of Scotland, total rainfall will be small. Blustery, with upland gales on Thursday and Friday across Highland Scotland. Next weekend and early next week is likely to become substantially dry again, particularly England and Wales. Most mountains are now very dry underfoot and with the possible exception of the W & NW Highlands, will remain so.

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