Another fine day…

21st December 2021

Today was very similar to yesterday with a band of cloud at lower elevations then popping out into sunny conditions. Temperatures were also very similar -1.1 degrees celsius at 300 metres falling to -3.4 degrees celsius  at 740 metres with plus 3.4 degrees celsius on the summit at 1100 metres. It was also dry and calm very light South-Westerly winds around 4 mph.

The low level mist/cloud lingering on Gearr Aonanch and Beinn Fhada with Stob Coire Raineach in the distance left getting some brighter conditions.

Aonach Eagach Ridge.

Beinn Fhada and the left with Gearr Aonach on the right, 2 of the sisters in Glen Coe.

The sun trying to break through the clouds on Meall a’ Bhuiruidh.

Meall a’ Bhuiridh’s northerly aspect all snow areas frozen hard.

Forecast: The freezing level will remain above the summits but the wet bulb freezing will slowly rise to around 1000 metres. It will mostly be dry, however, some precipitation likely in the afternoon falling as freezing rain or sleet/snow mainly above 900 metres. The South-Easterly winds will strengthen through the day backing to be East-South-Easterly.

Forecast Snow Stability and Hazard: New snow amounts are not expected to be significant, mainly a dusting above 900 metres. The existing old snowpack will remain well bonded, firm, and often icy which exists mainly on North to Easterly aspects above 850 metres. The avalanche hazard will be Low.

 

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