Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 20th November 2019

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 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southeasterly mostly between 25 and 35mph - although considerable variation within short distances in some areas, locally gusty over 40mph around some passes through Cairngorms.

Effect of wind on you?

Blustery, strongest winds not necessarily on highest tops. Significant wind chill. Some sudden gusts running downslope.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no precipitation.

Generally dry. Rare if any snow flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of cloud mostly south/east Cairngorms

Fairly extensive cloud many areas, particularly Deeside where cloud base may settle near 600m. Near/west A9 and to north of Cairngorm plateau, most cloud above 800m, and some higher tops may be cloud free, perhaps above lower cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%, to 70% north/west of Cairngorms.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Patches of weak sunshine - often through thin high level cloud. Visibility varied, hazy some lower slopes, but perhaps superb higher tops.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-1C. In exposure to strongest wind, feeling close to -15C.

Freezing Level

800m, but terrain frozen from valleys up.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st November 2019

Areas of low pressure lying to the west & southwest of Britain will make gradual progress across the country later this week. A slow lift of temperature, although winter conditions will prevail across higher Scottish mountains through the weekend. Even next week in the Highlands, periods of thaw are expected to be short-lived. Occasional snowfalls. Least precipitation again in the far north/northwest. Tops in England & Wales more commonly above freezing point. Periods of rain or showers coming in from the south/southwest. Winds varied through weekend, but risk bouts of gales next week.