Drier and brighter than of late but still mild.
18th December 2023
Today the rain eased by mid morning, this rain was falling at all elevations in the continuing mild conditions. The summit temperatures were around plus 6 degrees celsius this morning and slowly lowered to 2.7 degrees by midday and the winds were South-Westerly fresh to strong.
Tonight colder conditions will affect the area, a showery West to North-West flow will become established and the freezing level will be around 800 metres. Showers will fall as snow mainly above 650 metres with severe gale or storm force Westerly winds, gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph. New accumulations of light snow deposits are not expected to be significant, these will fall onto moist bare ground and should not present an avalanche hazard. Greatest accumulations will be on North-East to South-East aspects above 800 metres. Storm force winds and white conditions can be expected.
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