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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 11 am11 Dec 2018 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 11 am11 Dec 2018 (local time)
  Past week's weather

Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 6.0mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Tue morning, min -1°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Tue morning, near gales from the SSE by Wed night).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 23.0mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Sat night, min -1°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (moderate winds from the SSE on Sat morning, stormy winds from the SSW by Sat night).
Tuesday 11Wednesday 12Thursday 13Friday 14Saturday 15Sunday 16
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
km/h
Wind (km/h)
10 SSW10
15 SSE15
25 SSE25
25 SSE25
35 SSE35
50 SSE50
50 SSE50
45 SSE45
40 SSE40
40 SSE40
45 SSE45
45 S45
25 SSE25
80 SE80
90 SSW90
55 SW55
50 SSW50
45 SW45
Summary
some clouds
some clouds
light rain
light rain
light rain
some clouds
snow shwrs
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
some clouds
snow shwrs
light rain
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
snow shwrs
rain shwrs
Snow map
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T scotland snow sum13.cc23
T scotland snow sum14.cc23
T scotland snow sum15.cc23
T scotland snow sum16.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
--222------1259--6
max°C
Max °C
554332111001224223
min°C
Min °C
34332111-1-10-1112211
chill°C
WChill°C
00-2-2-5-7-7-6-9-9-8-9-5-8-6-6-7-6
Humid.%878489919072847874655882909085878783
Freezing level (m)2350235021001750125080070070070055070010501100850950750800900
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise8:42--8:44--8:45--8:45--8:47--8:48--
Sunset-3:32--3:32--3:30--3:30--3:30--3:30-

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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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