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 19th November 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Most of Britain cold, with most terrain frozen. Winds fairly light wind and hazy sunshine. However, blustery western mountains, particularly near Irish Sea, and risk of a little light rain coastal hills, most likely Wales. Less cold in Wales, where low cloud, mostly east and south Wales.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Local gusty winds. Terrain frozen. Superb visibility.

How windy? (On the Munros)

South or southeasterly varying between 10mph some slopes and typically 20mph. However, locally 30mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small, although local buffeting, including on some lower slopes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

No precipitation

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Most summits cloud free. Here and there Deeside, filaments of cloud may occasionally shroud slopes around 700m - Munros probably above the cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Greater than 90%

Air clarity (below cloud)

Areas of sunshine through high level cloud. Excellent or on higher slopes superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0 to 2C. Colder lower slopes below an inversion.

Freezing Level

Terrain frozen from valleys up, although temperatures between about 850m up to 1000m may well be above freezing point in the air.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 20th November 2019

A slow change to less cold and increasingly wet weather as low pressure slowly envelops Britain from the south. However, 'winter conditions' will survive across the Scottish Highlands until into, or on higher summits, perhaps through the weekend. Next week, cycles of freeze and thaw likely Scottish Highlands, whilst elsewhere, only occasionally higher tops below freezing point.

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