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 Tuesday 25th October 2016
Forecast last updated on Monday 24th October 2016 at 3:58pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry for all regions throughout the day. Fog at low levels may persist, locally much of the morning. Banks of low cloud drifting around some hills, but many summits should often clear. Southerly winds will freshen, particularly in Scotland, becoming strong in NW Highlands before dusk.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Wind mostly light, freshening later. Most tops often clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly; 10mph, or less early morning, freshening by about midday onward to 15-20mph, or later afternoon locally 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, may impede comfortable walking some higher tops late in day.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Summits extensively cloud free. However, fragments of cloud may well linger some corries and higher tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Areas of sunshine. Haze lower slopes, fog patches some valleys in morning, but excellent, perhaps superb visibility higher up.

How Cold? (at 900m)


Freezing Level

Close to or just below freezing point above 1100m; frost in most glens after dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 26th October 2016

A west or southwesterly pattern will dominate for the rest of this week, as high pressure becomes centred across southern Britain. Often windy, particularly Scottish mountains, at times gale force. Occasional rain western hills, mainly focused on Scotland. Low cloud will often shroud western hills to low levels. Highest cloud breaks toward east. Generally much milder than recently, or briefly warm toward the weekend. By early next week, a drop in temperature is likely.

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