Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Thursday 22nd February 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 Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 7:32am

Summary for all mountain areas

Windy Scottish Highlands. Fog will shroud many higher areas morning, but by afternoon this extensive only westernmost Scotland as far north as Skye. There will be a few snow flurries from this cloud. Most terrain frozen, after a widespread frost.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Upland winds near gale. Most summits free of fog.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, soon reaching 30 to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Widespread buffeting on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Most summits free of cloud, but extensive Ben Alder east to S Cairngorms NP

Monadhliath, Cairngorms and Deeside: Most cloud confined above 800m after dawn, before lifting to above 1050m through morning. May then clear higher tops. Ben Alder to S Cairngorms NP: Extensive fog above 650 to in afternoon 900 to 1050m.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80% but 30% Ben Alder/S Cairngorms NP

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive and excellent visibility toward north, although little sun and more hazy coastal hills Ben Alder to S Cairngorms NP.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-2C. Will feel as cold as minus 14 Celsius directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

600m. However, lower terrain widely frozen, especially morning, after a frost.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 23rd February 2018

The hills persistently sub-freezing, and most valleys below freezing point night and into the morning, over the next 7 to 10 days. Some fresh snowfall, mainly eastern mountains from Sunday or Monday, but across the west, precipitation will be negligible - and skies often clear of cloud.