High Pressure Drizzle
6th April 2017
(Above) In the Fannaichs today. Poor visibility on the summits due to hill fog associated with drizzly showers. And as a consequence, very little snow observed. The cloud was breaking on the more inland mountains, with drier and sunnier conditions further east. Unfortunately, with high pressure centred to the south and gradually drifting eastward, this is a typical weather pattern in the North West. Sgurr a’ Choarachain summit readings (776m) at 12pm – 3.5°C, 25mph, WSW. Little change forecast for tomorrow – perhaps less drizzle!(Above) Drizzle on the more westerly Fannaichs, clearer to the east. Distances; A’ Chailleach (on the right) is 19km (11 mi) as the crow flies from Beinn Eighe.(Above) Looking into Coire Ghranda of Beinn Dearg from the head of Loch Glascarnoch to the east.(Above) A windfarm too far? This windfarm (actually it was erected in 2 stages and each is named separately – ‘Lochluichart’ and ‘Corriemoillie’) is sited in the foothills of the Fannaich mountains to the east of the Munro of An Coileachan. Planning was originally refused on the grounds that there were too many turbines for the landscape to support. So, what do ‘they’ do? Two separate smaller scale ‘farms’ (with applications far enough apart), although technically joined up! Some windfarms are inappropriately sited. This example is one of them in my opinion.(Above) Thought I’d include some snow. The Fannaichs in February this year, above Loch Broom.
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