8th February 2021
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service issues information to support permitted activity under current Scottish Government guidance.
Please be aware of current mandatory travel restrictions in Local Authority areas within Scotland and respect local communities by referring to Scottish Government guidance and safe route choices for exercise. For further guidance please refer to the following information for hillwalkers and climbers and snowsports on ski and board.
This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.
The current weather pattern is similar to the ‘Beast from the East’ back in March 2018, albeit not as intense, where a very cold strong easterly airflow pushed heavy showers across eastern and central Scotland with only a few reaching the west. However, due to the narrow landmass from the Dornoch Firth to Ullapool, snow showers did affect the west coast around Ullapool and the northern Fannaichs. The same is happening now where the NE of our forecast area has more snow than the SW around Torridon and Applecross.
(Above – Copyright Met Office) A mini beast?
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