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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 6 am18 Oct 2018 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu morning, strong winds from the WSW by Sat afternoon).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 23.0mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sun morning, min 2°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Mon night, light winds from the NW by Tue night).
Thursday 18Friday 19Saturday 20Sunday 21Monday 22Tuesday 23
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partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 WSW10
15 SW15
25 SSW25
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
20 SW20
35 WSW35
40 WSW40
30 SW30
15 W15
35 W35
45 WNW45
45 WNW45
40 WNW40
50 NW50
35 NW35
30 NW30
10 NW10
Summary
some clouds
some clouds
cloudy
some clouds
light rain
rain shwrs
some clouds
some clouds
light rain
heavy rain
rain shwrs
rain shwrs
some clouds
light rain
light rain
light rain
some clouds
some clouds
Snow map
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Snow cm
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
7768810151513963667875
min°C
Min °C
544777121312662567764
chill°C
WChill°C
3103449101021-5-101221
Humid.%796864819280878293988480838791917888
Freezing level (m)150019502650245024003050360039503500255013001000120014501900230032003450
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise7:52--7:54--7:58--8:00--8:02--8:03--
Sunset-6:05--6:01--5:59--5:57--5:53--5:52-

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Cairngorm at the specific elevation of 549 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Cairngorm. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United Kingdom.

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Visitor Reviews of Cairngorm

Fraser from United Kingdom writes:

Guys, cut 'Gorm'some slack here! They do their best for the conditions they get. Sure it's not guaranteed but when it's good it's awesome. Here are my tips if you're going up:

Car parks fill up quickly, especially at weekends or during school holidays. Get there a wee bit earlier if you want to be in the Cas (upper car park). Even better, car share with someone else, or take a regular bus from Aviemore (right outside train station).

Take cash for buying your ticket. There's a separate queue and it will make it a lot quicker.

The train getting blocked at tunnel mouths used to be a problem. However, they now have a heated door at the top tunnel entrance, so snow shouldn't lie here now. If there is snow blocking the bottom, then there should be enough to run a lift from the bottom, so take one of these!

The surface lifts take a lot of pressure off the train, allowing it to be used for beginners. You can take either the car park T-bar or Fiacaill ridge poma, and then the M1 poma (takes you to the top station) or the Cas T-bar (takes you to the bottom of traverse, and there are some nice greens and blues here.

The Ciste side of the mountain is good if the west wall poma is open, and this is where the most challenging terrain is, some off-piste too.

Things I would suggest to Cairngorm:

Get updates on earlier in the morning, although this is improving.

Get the Ciste Chairlifts running again! It would allow access directly from the Ciste (lower car park) to the bottom of the top bowl! It opens up a lot more terrain, and by not having chairs in use you are falling behind other ski resorts.

So if you're thinking about a trip up 'Gorm, then check the updates on their website or phone recorded message. When it's good, it's awesome. Some days will have more sketchy weather, and fewer runs but they try their best! Also be sure to check out their mini shred areas, these are great fun!

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