A Bright Day

15th January 2021

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This blog is intended to provide hazard and mountain condition information to help plan safer mountain trips.

A dry bright day, with more cloud over the coastal mountains. Despite the general slow thaw, there is good snow cover remaining above 600m, particularly on mountains away from the coast. The snowpack is generally well consolidated and stable, although some localised windslab persists on steep summit slopes above 850m, NW through N to NE aspects. More new snow is expected in the next 24 hours.

(Above) Remaining snow cover on southerly aspects of Liathach this morning.

(Above) Less snow evident on the more coastal mountains and on mountains in the south of our forecast area. From left to right; Sgorr Ruadh, Maol Chean-dearg, Beinn Damh and Beinn Bhan in the background far right. Thickening cloud moving in from the west ahead of the next frontal system.

Greater accumulations of snow remains on the more inland mountains such as the east end of Beinn Eighe (above) or in the Fannaichs (below).


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