Very mild…..

16th February 2021

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Mild conditions are affecting the area, it was plus 10 degrees celsius at sea level, the freezing level was above the summits. Rain showers fell at all levels and winds were strong and blustery from a South-Westerly direction. The snowpack in thawing at all levels albeit more slowly at higher elevations. Wet snow instabilities are present mainly on steeper West through North to East aspects above 800 metres. Windward aspects are generally stable. Cornices are prone to collapse. The avalanche hazard is Moderate.

West aspect of Aonach Dubh ribbons of ice still hanging on, the skyline is around 750 metres.

Southerly aspect of the Aonach Eagach ridge, skyline around 900 metres.

Northerly aspect of Stob Dearg and Coire na Tulaich, snow level just around 330 metres.

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