Another hard overnight frost.

6th January 2021

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It was minus 6 degrees celsius at sea level this morning then a dry, bright day with some sunshine in places, winds were very light from the South-West. Summit temperatures were around minus 3.7 degrees at midday. The snowpack continues to slowly consolidate. However, cold temperatures have maintained localised accumulations of moderately bonded windslab mostly on North to East aspects and mainly above 900 metres with more isolated accumulations on other aspects. At lower elevations the snowpack is generally stable. Cornices are fragile. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.

Glencoe this morning after a hard overnight frost.

Many approach paths and borders are covered in verglas and hard packed icy snow.

Icy paths throughout the glen.

Note the fragile cornices and also gully exits where moderately bonded windslab exists.

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