Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 15th August 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 14th August 2018 at 1:43pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Strong southwesterly winds, reaching near gale force on some tops, will result in low cloud shrouding the hills, extensively and to lower slopes in the west where rain and drizzle will be frequent. Highest cloud bases likely over the Cairngorms.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Cloudy and blustery with patchy rain. Hill fog lifting in afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southwesterly 25 to 35mph, perhaps 40mph later in the day on higher summits.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous across the hills.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Occasional rain, mainly morning

Rain on and off, mainly west of A9 and southern Cairngorms NP, will clear middle of day or afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive on higher areas

Extensive fog across the mountains AM, widely above 600m S Cairngorms NP west to Ben Alder, and 750 to 950m elsewhere. Will improve in the afternoon when cloud base likely to lift to 1100m or above with eastern hills perhaps clearing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% lifting to 70% afternoon.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull before later in the day, patchwork of sunshine gradually develops. Widely poor visibility before become very good later in day.

How Cold? (at 900m)

12C later dropping to 8C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 16th August 2018

Rain (a mix of showery days and those when rain sets in for a few hours) at some stage most days over the coming week or so. The heaviest and most persistent rain will be on western mountains, where fog will frequently shroud higher areas. Bands of upland gales or near gales will come through; the windy conditions most prolonged on the Scottish Highlands.