Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

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

Wednesday's Forecast

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Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Wednesday 19th June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Highlands: Initially dry with light winds, but wind steadily increasing. Patchy drizzly rain moving in from the northwest by afternoon and into the evening. Elsewhere: Dry and light winds through the day, but many regions starting off cloudy before the cloud disperses.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Wind increasing through the day and into evening

How windy? (On the Munros)

Westerly 15mph at dawn, increasing hour by hour to reach 25 to 30mph during the afternoon. Will increase to 40mph for a time near midnight before easing again.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery and then arduous into the afternoon. Buffeting becoming considerable. Marked wind chill in the afternoon and overnight.

How Wet?

Almost completely dry

Odd spot of light rain possible in the late evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

Any early banks of cloud will disperse to leave the hills clear of cloud.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine through areas of high level cloud. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4C lifting to 9C but feeling close to freezing in the afternoon wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Thursday 20th June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to southwesterly 10 to 20mph, may be light and variable direction at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small but may feel slightly blustery at times during gusts.

How Wet?

Dry for most or all of the day

Small risk of an isolated shower or two, particularly in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Overcast turning patchy

Overcast in the morning with many summits shrouded. Cloud lifting and becoming patchy as the day goes on. Regions west of the A9 may remain shrouded all day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

40%, becoming 60% east of the A9

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine developing. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9C, but feeling close to freezing in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Friday 21st June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Forecast detail uncertain. South or southwesterly 15 to 25mph, risk 30mph+ in the morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery at times. Wind may impact on comfort of walking for periods. Balance may be affected in the morning.

How Wet?

Likely mostly dry

Occasional bursts of light rain on and off through the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Patchy cloud

Patches of cloud on higher slopes on and off through the day.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine through high cloud. Good visibility away from cloud or rain.

How Cold? (at 900m)

6C. Feeling around freezing in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Mixed conditions late this week into the weekend as fronts drift in from the Atlantic. Occasional rain and areas of low cloud concentrated over western mountains. Wind mostly light and temperatures mild into the weekend. High pressure expanding back in from the southwest by Sunday onward brings a good amount of dry weather for the week ahead. However, still some weak fronts drifting over northern Scotland on westerly breezes which would bring cloudier days with some light rain mainly in the west. Generally warm for most places, but some cooler days for northern Scotland.