Hill Fog and Drizzle
18th March 2021
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With high pressure currently centred west of Ireland, the airflow that influences the weather in the NW of Scotland is very moist and relatively warm, producing mild temperatures, plenty of low cloud and drizzle over our mountains, which in turn means a moist and thawing snowpack at all levels. I clung to the notion that I may rise above the mist by going high on the mountain, but quickly gave up on that idea after getting soaked in heavy drizzle in the first 15 minutes!
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