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 28th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 2:43pm

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

How windy? (On the Munros)

A lull morning. Through middle of day/early afternoon from southwest will quickly become southwesterly 50-60mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions will set in quickly middle of day; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain; setting in much of region

Dry most or near Cairngorms probably all morning. Rain will then set in, particularly Ben Alder to southern summits Cairngorms NP. Total rainfall small Cairngorms.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Cloud base typically 800 to 1100m morning, lowest Ben Alder to southern summits Cairngorms NP where in afternoon cloud widely at or below 600m. From Monadhliath to Cairngorms, fragments of cloud above 700m, but breaks to 900 or 1000m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine mainly lower areas near A9 and Cairngorms will give way as cloud thickens. Visibility becoming extensively poor in rain; and fog higher areas.

How Cold? (at 900m)

5C rising early afternoon from south to 11C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 29th September 2016

A generally showery period from Thursday to Sunday, albeit temporarily in some areas, showers will merge to give an hour or two of persistent rain. Snow highest tops in Scotland. Generally most showers will come in off the sea onto western hills, whilst eastern areas are driest. By Sunday, showers few and far between. Winds will fall fairly light most areas into the weekend; cloud will clear many summits and visibility will be excellent or superb. Upland gales and widespread rain and a rise in temperature early next week.

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