Much more Wintry

4th March 2019

Rain and overnight snow with the freezing level at around 800 metres. So, today precipitation fell as snow mostly above 550 metres with rain at lower elevations. The winds were strong from a Westerly direction giving much more wintry conditions than of late. Visibility came and went especially in the morning, there were some clearer bright spells the afternoon.

The Aonach Eagach ridge first thing this morning

Buachaille Etive Mor the snow levels clearly seen

 

Rain turning to sleet then snow @ 500 metres

Southerly aspect of the sun lit Buachaille Etive Mor

Ice starting to reform @ around 860 metres

A brief clearing in the weather this morning on Meall a Bhuiridh

Localised shallow drifts on snow at 750 metres

Clouds just lifting off Stob Coire nan Lochan in the afternoon

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh the westerly peaks of the Aonach Eagach

Lost Valley buttresses at the head of Coire Gabhail

Stob Coire nan Lochan note the climbers at the base of Dorsal Arete and in Broad Gully

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