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Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath Forecast

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

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

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Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Friday 29th May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Sunshine dawn til dusk in many areas, and becoming very warm, some valleys exceeding 25C by afternoon; beware sunburn and dehydration. Some thin high level cloud, which may build a little further in the afternoon in western Scotland.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Very warm. Locally gusty.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 10 to 20mph, but 25mph at times high tops in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small, but local gusty areas.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Chance of early fragments on slopes toward east, soon dispersing.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Soon almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally sunny, sometimes through thin high level cloud. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

13 to 16C, locally warmer north of the Cairngorms in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Saturday 30th May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southeasterly, often 10mph or less; sometimes locally 20-25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly very small; some isolated gusty areas.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Little or none

Some early fragments of cloud or low level mist possible toward southern Cairngorms NP from dawn, otherwise the mountains free of low cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and some thin high level cloud. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

13 to 16C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Sunday 31st May 2020
Last updated Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12:42 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, 10 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but locally gusty.

How Wet?

No rain

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

Local fragments possible from dawn. A chance of low cloud near the North Sea coast extending further into Deeside just at first.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

Practically certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and some thin high cloud. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

10 to 13C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Very warm through this weekend with strong sunshine. Frequently dry conditions prevailing into early June as high pressure stays close to the British Isles. Northerly air masses will see temperatures tend to lower with time, with more cloud and occasional showers forming locally. Very dry underfoot in most areas. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.