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Cairngorm Weather Forecast

Base: 550m (1804ft); Upper: 1100m (3609ft)

Scotland

Scotland Ski Summary

The Scottish ski season continues but through midweek only Cairngorm and Glencoe are operational. Glenshee and the Lecht are now closed and Nevis Range will open from Thursday to Sunday. Temperatures are set to soar in coming days but this weekend could offer fun skiing on sugary spring snow under warm sunny skies.

DATE BASE LEVEL @ 550m UPPER LEVEL @ 1100m MORE ELEMENTS
Day Local Time Wind Dir Wind Speed Icon Temp RH Vis Wind Dir Wind Speed Icon Temp Precip Freeze Level Cloud Amount Pressure
Units =>degmph °F%milesdegmph °FInm%mb
Tue 24
Apr
18:00

262°

1245695

263°

21350.021275231003
 21:00

233°

637916

252°

20330.001194211003
Wed 25
Apr
00:00

223°

635941

253°

22330.001187191003
 03:00

225°

634961

253°

25320.001104241002
 06:00

230°

836916

249°

27310.00944191002
 09:00

238°

1544696

241°

25320.001102671002
 12:00

247°

1746605

248°

27340.021198261002
 15:00

254°

1946566

254°

29340.021224111002
 18:00

255°

1742636

256°

30330.001125111002
 21:00

230°

1035876

244°

32300.0095581003
The 7 day weather forecast summary for Cairngorm, Scotland:

Taking a look at the forecast over the coming week and the average daytime maximum will be around 8°C, with a high of 12°C expected on Tuesday afternoon. The average minimum temperature for the week ahead will be around 0°C, dipping to its lowest on Tuesday morning at -2°C. Friday is expected to see the most precipitation with around 5mm, or about 0.2inches anticipated. The strongest wind will be felt on Thursday afternoon, coming from the west, and reaching around 20mph, that's about 32km/h.

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