Another cold bright morning, snow showers in the afternoon.

18th January 2024

The day dawned dry, clear and cold -7.1 at sea level. The sun appeared during the morning, summit temperatures were around minus eight degrees celsius, winds were fresh occasionally strong and varied from South-West to Westerly. In the afternoon snow showers fell at all levels. The winds were transporting lying and falling snow into wind sheltered locations forming further snowpack instabilities.

Loch Leven and the Ardgour hills, minus seven celsius this morning at sea level.

The Pap of Glen Coe on the left with Sgorr nam Fiannaidh on the right the last summit on the Aonach Eagach ridge.

Aonach Eagach Ridge.

Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh with Stob Coire nan Lochan in between.

After the cold night ‘Surface hoar’ crystals on the snowpack surface.

Buachaille Etive Mor on the left with the Aonach Eagach ridge in the distant right.

Skiers near the summit of Meall a’ Bhuiridh – the ski area opened uplifts for skiers today.

Snow showers affected the area in the afternoon giving poor visibility for a short period.

Comments on this post

  • Joseph Gunn
    19th January 2024 12:59 pm

    We had been hoping to take all family along with kids to Glencoe on Saturday 20th Jan ( tomorrow) for sledging and fun but not sure if it will be open.
    What do you think, we are travelling from Glasgow.

    • glencoeadmin
      19th January 2024 1:36 pm

      The ski lifts were closed today because strong winds the forecast for tomorrow is for even stronger winds and rain at the sledging area.

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