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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
Monday 12th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Staying cold, sub-zero on the mountains, but winds generally light. Dry with sunshine and very clear air for many places. Chance of isolated snow showers or flurries. Cloudier for Wales. Widespread significant frost inland after dawn.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Cold, but light winds. Rare showers. Clear air.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Northwesterly 15mph in morning, locally 20mph around Lecht. Mostly 10-15mph or less further southwest toward Ben Alder.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Many areas dry all day, but here and there a few isolated snow flurries.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Where cloud builds through day; bases will be well above higher summits in dry air mass. However, some local patches in and around flurries some tops.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; extensive in morning. Visibility superb, but locally poor in snow flurries.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-5 lifting to -2C

Freezing Level

All levels from dawn after frost, then lifting to around 700m.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwest 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry.

Very likely dry, but risk of an isolated snow shower/flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely very little

Hills very likely widely clear through the day. Locally forming on hills should snow showers develop.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; perhaps extensive for several hours. Skies may fill in with cloud in the afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

-3C lifting to around 0C; but some local variation.

Freezing Level

700m, but widespread frost lower slopes at dawn. Freezing level lifting to around 900m.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly perhaps 10-15mph locally in northeast Cairngorms NP. Otherwise variable, often little wind.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Possible snow flurries

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry, mostly afternoon. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the mountains. Brief patches if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

0C rising to 2C, some local variations.

Freezing Level

Frost in some glens from dawn; then typically 900m rising toward 1200m.

Planning Outlook

High pressure influences Britain through the next week to 10 days, maintaining quiet and fairly cool conditions, although a gradual rise of temperature is expected. Frost remains common, with a general rise of freezing level on the mountains into the afternoons. Existing lying snow on higher mountains will stay in place, thawing slightly during daytimes. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Very little precipitation, apart from very isolated showers of snow or soft hail. Mostly light winds, but there may be some strengthening of wind around next weekend.