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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.

Today's Forecast

Light wind, negligible impact
Sunshine and showers
Mild

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Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Monday 22nd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A lot of cloud, often covering western hills. Patchy rain and drizzle for southern Scotland, northern England and Wales, amounts mostly small. Drier toward the north of the Highlands. Showers forming in the afternoon, locally heavy in the east. Light winds for Scotland, a fresher breeze for England and Wales.

Headline for Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath

Little wind. Risk of showery bursts afternoon.

How windy? (On the Munros)

Variable, 10 to 15mph or less

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible.

How Wet?

Dry morning, bursts of rain afternoon

Largely dry morning, a little rain may develop on southern hills. Risk of rain mainly afternoon, mostly showery bursts, but some of these slow-moving and heavy later in day, small chance isolated lightning, mainly east.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear

Pockets of mist or cloud banks on some hills from dawn, largely clearing to leave cloud generally above the hills. Patches forming on some slopes if showers develop.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sun through high cloud, best in morning, cloud bubbling up into afternoon. Very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 900m)

Around 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

North to northwesterly, 15mph, risk up to 25mph early morning higher areas, then easing to mostly 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Possible drizzly showers mainly toward the northeast in the morning, further south by afternoon, generally light.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and clearing

Banks of cloud most persistent on northern Cairngorms above 800-1000m in morning, some lower patches. Lifting to higher slopes then mostly above the tops into afternoon. Local patches if showers form.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

30% rising to 70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, clouding over at times. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

7C rising toward 12C in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Cairngorms NP and Monadhliath
Wednesday 24th July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the Munros)

Southerly, increasing during the day, 15 to 30mph, possible stronger gusts later over higher Cairngorm plateau.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting small, becoming more blustery, may start to affect comfortable walking later on exposed higher areas.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

By evening, risk spots of rain developing from thickening high cloud.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Any patchy fog in or just above glens from dawn dispersing in the morning.

Chance of cloud free Munros?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of strong sun and some thin high cloud, may start to thicken later. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 900m)

9C rising to 13C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A ridge of high pressure produces a better day on Tuesday. Midweek onward, southwesterly winds will bring further rain from time to time, lowest cloud over western mountains. Temperatures near or a little lower than normal on the hills. Pressure tending to build from the south toward next weekend bringing drier and warmer conditions more widely. Southwest breezes toward northwest Scotland may continue to bring frequent cloud and a little rain at times here.