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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Cairngorm at 549 m altitude issued: 12 pm26 Apr 2018 (local time)
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Cairngorm Snow Forecast

Days 0-3 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 21.0mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Later becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Thu morning, min 0°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Thu afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Days 4-6 Cairngorm Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 20.0mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 8°C on Tue morning, min -1°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SSW by Tue afternoon).
Thursday 26Friday 27Saturday 28Sunday 29Monday 30Tuesday 1
AMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnightAMPMnight
 
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
moderate rain
snow showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light rain
moderate rain
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
km/h
Wind (km/h)
35 W35
40 W40
20 W20
20 WNW20
15 NW15
10 WNW10
10 NNE10
10 NE10
5 SE5
5 E5
5 ENE5
5 SE5
10 NNE10
5 NNE5
10 SSW10
15 SSW15
35 SSW35
35 SSW35
Summary
rain shwrs
light rain
some clouds
rain shwrs
mod. rain
snow shwrs
light rain
light rain
snow shwrs
light rain
mod. rain
snow shwrs
clear
clear
clear
clear
some clouds
mod. rain
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T scotland snow sum27.cc23
T scotland snow sum28.cc23
T scotland snow sum29.cc23
T scotland snow sum30.cc23
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Snow cm
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mm
Rain mm
14-16135-2102-----6
max°C
Max °C
772652551452672884
min°C
Min °C
66144034043-1360673
chill°C
WChill°C
11-401-201030-105-332-3
Humid.%756591797689917993798184544881396091
Freezing level (m)110013009009501050800850105075085011008009501200950115013501150
Cairngorm freezing level scale
snowy slopeCairngorm freezing level
Sunrise5:39--5:35--5:33--5:31--5:28--5:26--
Sunset-8:46--8:49--8:51--8:52--8:54--8:58-
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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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