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 5th December 2016
Forecast last updated on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 1:45pm

Tomorrow | Tuesday | Wednesday

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly, 10mph, or often less.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

No precipitation

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Northern areas substantially clear, although banks of low cloud may affect areas accessed from Glen Garry and around Lochnagar.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90% north; 70% south

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive, particularly north. Visibility excellent or superb, although a haze at low levels, and patches of fog some southern slopes.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 or -1C; little change with height.

Freezing Level

Close to freezing point above 750 to 900m; but also a frost in glens in the morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 6th December 2016

South to southwesterly winds will strengthen markedly by midweek, bringing unsettled conditions for several days, likely continuing through next weekend, although confidence of day to day detail is low by the end of the week. Upland gales or severe gales at times. Fronts will bring extensive low cloud and occasional rain, mostly focused on western hills and mountains. The air will originate over the mid-Atlantic, resulting in very mild temperatures, which will bring a thaw of most remaining snow cover.

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Mountaineering Council of Scotland sportscotland Association of Mountaineering Instructions