Mountain weather

North Grampian Mountain weather forecast table

Confidence

High confidence for generally dry and settled weather until Monday. Low confidence for developments from Tuesday onwards.

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This evening forecast

Cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle mainly west of the A9. Becoming drier with some clear spells developing towards midnight. Strong southwesterly winds with a chance of gale force gusts over the Cairngorm plateau.

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Mountain hazards

Mountain weather hazards

Hazards apply at or above 300m, reflecting the more severe conditions which can occur at altitude.

hazard Strong Sunlight
Harmful UV levels from sunlight increase with altitude giving a greater risk of sunburn and eye damage, even on some overcast days. On breezy days, the cooling effect of wind on exposed skin may disguise any feeling of sunburn until it is too late. If there is snow cover, glare increases the effect of UV rays especially on the eyes. It is advisable to wear sun block, protective clothing such as a long-sleeved top and hat and have good quality eye protection.

Mountain weather forecast

Dry with some good sunny spells.

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Weather
(at 800m)
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
Chance of precipitation
(at 800m)
00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00% 00%

Wind direction and speed (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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1300m W
25
W
24
W
20
W
14
SW
11
SW
11
SW
11
SW
14
900m W
23
W
18
W
14
W
12
SW
11
SW
11
SW
12
SW
13
600m SW
18
SW
12
W
11
W
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
8
300m SW
10
SW
6
SW
6
SW
7
SW
8
SW
8
SW
6
SW
5
Glen SW
4
SW
2
W
2
W
4
SW
5
SW
5
SW
4
SW
3
Wind gust (mph)
Altitude above mean sea level
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1300m 32 31 25 19 17 17 17 21
900m 30 23 19 17 17 17 17 19
600m 25 17 16 15 16 16 16 15
300m 22 15 13 13 16 15 14 13
Glen 17 13 12 12 14 13 12 13

Altitude above mean sea level
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1300m
10°
10°
900m
11°
12°
12°
10°
600m
11°
14°
15°
15°
13°
300m
11°
10°
11°
14°
17°
19°
18°
14°
Glen
11°
10°
11°
15°
18°
20°
19°
15°
Freezing Level
1,900m
2,000m
2,300m
3,000m
3,300m
3,400m
3,200m
3,000m

Altitude above mean sea level
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1300m
-2°
-4°
-3°
900m
10°
10°
600m
12°
13°
13°
11°
300m
10°
12°
15°
17°
17°
13°
Glen
10°
10°
14°
17°
18°
18°
14°

Additional weather information

Met Office Aberdeen meteorologist's view

Good sunny spells may require suitable eye and skin protection. Summit gusts up to 35-45mph possible in the early morning will make for fairly arduous walking on exposed terrain with buffeting of clothing. Balance may be affected at times.

Weather

Some patchy cloud around at first but this clearing to leave a dry day with some good sunny spells, sunshine may be hazy at times.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

80% or higher, the lowest chances in the early morning.

Low cloud and visibility

Mostly clear summits and excellent visibilities, but some patches of cloud around 700-800m or so lifting and breaking through the morning.

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Sunset:

Mountain weather information

Weather

Dry with some good prolonged spells of sunshine, low chance of the odd afternoon shower.

Chance of cloud-free hill tops

90% or higher.

Maximum wind speed expected

South to southwest 15mph, gusting 25mph, but around 10-15mph higher over the Cairngorm plateau.

Temperature

  • At 800m Plus 13 Celsius.
  • Glen Plus 11 rising to plus 21 Celsius.
  • Freezing level Above summits

Low cloud and visibility

Clear summits and excellent visibilities. Some cloud bubbling up through the day but it should generally remain above 1000m

Mountain weather information

Tue 25 Jun

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Mainly dry but the odd shower, heavy at times. Low confidence.

Wed 26 Jun

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Sunset:

Low confidence but chance of showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times.

Thu 27 Jun

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Low confidence but chance of showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times.

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Summit specific forecast

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