Weather & Climate Data

Weather records are collated from climate stations situated across the Cairngorms National Park area by the Meteorological Office – Scottish Climate Unit. The data are collected at the stations daily, often by volunteers. Climate stations contributing records include:

  • Braemar
  • Achnagoichan (Coylumbridge)
  • Balmoral
  • Glenlivet
  • Glenmore Lodge
  • Coire Cas ski station

These are now complemented by two high-altitude automatic (synoptic) weather stations, on the summits of Morrone (above Braemar) and Cairn Gorm.

The Environmental Change Network (ECN) also has an automatic weather station for research purposes monitoring at a site on the Allt a’Mharcaidh, south and west of Cairn Gorm.

The longest series of daily records is from Braemar, collected since 1855, and a weather diary on Mar Estate, kept by the Earl of Fife, dates from the late eighteenth century. Data collected include maximum and minimum temperatures, rainfall, relative humidity, sunshine hours, and wind speed and direction.

Have a look at the Met Office website for further information.