Fluctuating Freezing Level

28th March 2021

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After a period of instability overnight and the freezing level rising above the summits, evidence of avalanches were observed on East aspects in Coire nan Lochan. Full details of these can be found on the SAIS website. The freezing level then dropped to around 700m, consolidating the snowpack in most locations. The freezing level then rose again during the afternoon to above the summits, where it is forecast to remain for the next few days. Tomorrow looks warm, wet and windy! Rivers and streams will be hazardous with heavy rain and significant snow melt.

Avalanches on an East aspect in Coire nan Lochain

A closer look at the debris

Looking East towards Beinn Fhada and Buachaille Etive Beag

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