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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 2nd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Dry and bright for most places. Quite cool, but light winds. A fair amount of cloud in the sky, although most summits often clear. Patches on some higher slopes in morning. One or two showers for the Pennines and Wales, locally a heavy burst in S & E Wales.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Generally dry, many tops clear.

How windy? (On the Munros)

West to northwest 10 to 15mph around Lecht in morning, but variable and often less elsewhere.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Low risk of a shower

Chance of an isolated shower, mainly middle of day onward.

Cloud on the hills?

Above many summits

A few banks of cloud here and there on higher slopes, mainly tops on Cairngorm plateau in morning.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

4 to 6C at dawn, rising toward 10C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. Possible grass frost at dawn some glens.

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

South to southwesterly 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Perhaps an isolated shower forming through the day.

Cloud on the hills?

Above most hills

Local cloud banks from dawn, mainly southern Cairngorms NP, largely clearing. Most cloud then above the hills, perhaps capping highest summits at times above 1100-1200m, locally below 1000m west of the A9.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy skies, occasional sun mainly morning. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8 to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Last updated Sun 1st Aug 21 at 4:10PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but blustery in places around higher summits.

How Wet?

Risk a burst of rain

A little rain drifting northeastwards across the region, likely fairly patchy in nature, but risk of the odd heavy burst.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly higher tops toward southwest

Banks of cloud mostly across the south and western Cairngorms NP, accessed from Glen Garry and around Ben Alder, where may come and go above 700-900m. Elsewhere often confined above 1000m, breaks best toward Lecht.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% south/west, to 70% north/east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, a little sun mainly north of the Cairngorms. Visibility mostly good or very good.

How Cold? (at 900m)

8C rising to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet start to the week, but expect local showers or patchy rain. Lowering pressure Wednesday into Thursday then leads to an unsettled end to the week. Widespread rain and heavy showers, some thundery downpours. The most sustained rain likely focused on England & Wales. Windier too, the strongest winds expected across southern Britain, where gales are possible at times Thursday-Friday. A little warmer through midweek, but no imminent return to hot weather. Likely staying generally unsettled through the weekend as low pressure continues to influence Britain.