Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Saturday 20th April 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 Saturday 20th April 2019 at 12:51pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Another fine and dry day across many areas with extensive haze sunshine through a canopy of high level cloud. However, a front will introduce fresher, cloudier conditions with some drizzly rain to the W/NW Highlands with very low cloud increasingly enveloping western hills. Risk of drizzly rain more widely later.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Fairly warm, some hazy sun through high cloud. Shower risk PM.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 15-25mph, easing to 10mph or less in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Increasing risk of showers in afternoon.

After a dry morning, increasing risk of a few showers in the afternoon as a front edges in from the west; greatest risk hills west of the A9.

Cloud on the hills?

Largely clear.

Hills will be clear for much of the day. However, as isolated showers develop in the afternoon, ragged patches may form on higher tops; mainly hills west of the A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Dense canopy of high level cloud, some hazy sunshine breaking through at times. Visibility good, but slight haze.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 or 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 21st April 2019

SE winds return for the start of next week bringing largely dry, warm and fairly sunny conditions to many once again; most widely in the northwest where it will become very warm in the glens/valleys. However, increasingly through the week the atmosphere will become more unstable bringing an increasing risk of heavy showers. Initially these will be mainly confined to Wales, but from midweek increasingly these heavy, locally thundery, showers will spread north N England and Scotland introducing fresher conditions. By next weekend, a cooler, cyclonic southwesterly pattern is likely to become established. The ground remains very dry underfoot - beware of grass fires.