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 Friday 1st July 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 3:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Chilly and showery. The showers heavy, with sleet on highest tops Scottish Highlands, and particularly England and Wales, threat thunder. Here also increasingly blustery.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Heavy showers will develop. Fairly light wind.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 20 to 25mph

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Rain intermittently; risk lightning

Heavy showers mainly from late morning onwards. Hail, and on highest tops sleet. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Cloud extensively shrouding higher areas. West of A9, widely above 900m and near showers below 600m. The base tending to rise eastwards, toward Deeside, forming below 750m near rain, but often confined above 1000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, mainly Deeside in morning. The air very clear, but due to rain and cloud visibility intermittently poor.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 2nd July 2016

Westerly winds will predominate over the next week or so. These will bring in relatively chilly conditions, and at some stage most days rain. Often the rain will amount only to showers, but from time to time a few hours of persistent rain will come in. Most rain (and accompanying low cloud) will be on western mountains (little to choose between NW Scotland and W Wales), whilst driest areas will be toward the east. Winds mostly fairly light, occasional windy days.

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