Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 15th October 2019

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

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Generally dry. Risk stubborn low cloud east. Light winds.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Direction variable, mostly east or southeasterly, rarely more than 10-15mph, at times little wind.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no rain

Pockets of drizzly rain from before dawn lingering into the day mostly easternmost Cairngorms NP, but tending to fizzle out.

Cloud on the hills?

Risk extensive, some breaks forming

Cloud fairly extensive across the hills from dawn, in places to low levels. Lingering for several hours, but bases likely to lift, with breaks forming. Risk stubborn to clear in more eastern areas of the Cairngorms NP.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

A little sun breaking through, perhaps increasingly through day. A possible murky start, then visibility becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

3 to 5C.

Freezing Level

Just above highest summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through weekend - areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week.