Highest summits snows
5th April 2017
Overnight, there was a dusting of new snow above 1000 metres accumulations are not significant and really only amount to a slight dusting. Today was generally dry with the odd isolated period of drizzle the winds were fresh at summit level around 15-17 mph. At 650 metres plus 3.2 degrees celsius, at 900 metres zero and at 1100 metres minus 1.1 celsius was recorded and all with similar Westerly winds speeds around 17mph.
Weather forecast:- A relatively settled/dry spell, some light snow possible as the air temperature drops below summit level this evening otherwise only patchy drizzle or dry, the freezing level well above the summits at around 2700-3000 metres. Quite a lot of cloud pushing in to western ranges remaining windy with sustained strong West-South-Westerly winds, gusts often to gale force over exposed summits and ridges.
Outlook for the next 48 hrs
Ridge of high pressure remains across Scotland on Friday and Saturday bringing similar conditions to previous days, although winds likely to ease slightly on Saturday.
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