Very windy with snow showers

31st January 2023

A very strong and gusty Westerly airflow continues to affect the area. Snow showers were heavy at times giving a very wintery feel on higher slopes. Windward slopes are mainly firm, icy and stable, areas of unstable windslab are forming in sheltered gullies and North-East to South-East slopes.

Outlook is more snow overnight and continuing very  windy. It will become mainly dry on Wednesday with a slow decrease in windspeed through the day. Unstable windslab will exist in sheltered locations with weak cornices also possible. The old snow on windward slopes will remain firm and icy with serious consequences in the event of an uncontrolled slip or fall. Crampons and axe required for snow travel.

South-East ridge of Stob Coire Sgreamhach on the left, Beinn Fhada on the right.

North-East aspects of Meall a Bhuiridh.

North-Easterly aspects of Meall a Bhuiridh

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