Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 18th July 2018

Cairngorms National Park and Monadhliath. Also includes the Ben Alder area hills between Loch Ericht and Loch Laggan.

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 2:30pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack pressure pattern results in light winds and local areas of showers. Some slow-moving bursts of rain locally, focused on southern Scotland, but many places will escape dry much of the day. Cloud breaking to higher summits. Pleasant temperatures, but fairly cool NW Scotland.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Often dry, well scattered showers. Light winds. Tops mostly clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly or locally variable, 5 to 10mph or less; briefly gusty to around 15mph on some eastern hills where showers form.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Localised showers

The morning generally dry, although the remnants of previous showers may give a local burst of rain post-dawn. Isolated showers then developing into afternoon, locally slow-moving and lasting into evening, focused toward the eastern Cairngorms, but hit and miss.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops often clear

Cloud sometimes covering hills above 1000 to 1200m, mostly around showers. Patchy mist some glens post-dawn.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

A little sun, mostly morning, then cloud tending to fill in. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 19th July 2018

A mixed westerly pattern will exist through the weekend into early next week. Occasional frontal systems coming in from the Atlantic will bring rain from time to time, focused on western Scotland. Some showery bursts possible elsewhere, but also a good amount of dry weather. Varied wind speeds, at times light, but also some blustery periods across the hills through the weekend. Temperatures around average for mid-July, warmest England & Wales, but NW Scotland often quite cool.